The Met & Museum of Natural History Skip-the-Line Tour in New York, NY

Babylon Tours1000 5th AveNew York, NY 10028
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Make the most of your time in NYC with this 2-in-1 tour featuring both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of History. The guided experience showcases the best of both world-class museums, ensuring you’ll see the most popular exhibits as well as lesser-known artifacts and artworks worth your time. Don’t miss out on this skip=the-line tour!

up to 5.5 hrs 2 to 8 people

Good To Know

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  • This is a semi private tour with a maximum of 8 people per booking.
  • This tour is perfect for a family experience! There are no height, weight, or age restrictions as long as children under 18 are accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • You will need to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a valid photo ID for museum admission.
  • The tour lasts for about 5 hours. You will spend about 2.5 hours at each museum.
  • Transportation from Met to Natural History Museum Tour included.
  • Meeting point will be at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY.


from The Met & Museum of Natural History Skip-the-Line Tour
Experience two of New York's most iconic museums in a single day, maximizing your time in the Big Apple. Join an enthusiastic guide on a private museum tour that delves into history, art, and the wonders of nature at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History.

With an impressive collection of over 2 million works of art and artifacts, the Met showcases items ranging from Ancient Greece and Egypt to modern European art. Begin at the opulent Great Hall before moving on to the museum's key galleries. In the Medieval Europe Gallery, discover the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace and armor worn by Henry VIII. The American wing features the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange and the iconic portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware River. Explore the European wings to learn about the tumultuous lives of painters such as Vermeer, Seurat, and Van Gogh.

After a lunch break, transition to the American Museum of Natural History for a journey through time and space. Spread across 28 different buildings, the museum houses a staggering 33 million objects. Start by understanding the museum's history in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda, then explore the Akeley Hall to discover the creation of dioramas and learn about giant African mammals.

The adventure continues with a visit to the dinosaur exhibits, showcasing some of the world's most complete collections of dinosaur skeletons. Marvel at the massive Titanosaur and the beloved T-Rex. Explore the North American Forests, featuring the giant Sequoia, before gazing up at the Blue Whale in the Hall of Ocean Life. Learn about American mammals and the National Parks of the United States. Conclude your visit with a journey into space, exploring the Cosmic Pathway that details the 13 billion years of our universe's existence. Gain a new perspective on the vastness of our cosmos.

  • Henry VIII Armor
  • Tiffany Autumn Landscape
  • Chicago Stock Exchange Stairs
  • Madame X
  • Pop culture then and now
  • Hudson River School
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware
  • Jan Vermeer
  • Madonna with Child
  • Picasso, Seurat, Van Gogh
  • Titanosaur
  • Titanosaur
  • North American Birds
  • Primates
  • Human Origins
  • Blue Whale

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Met & Museum of Natural History Skip-the-Line Tour

How long is the tour?

Tour will last for approximately 5 hours.

Is there an age recommendation for the tour?

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages. The museums have many interactive exhibits and activities that will keep them entertained and curious. Your guide will also tailor the tour to your interests and preferences

Where does the tour take place?

The meeting point will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

Do the tours occur rain or shine?

Whether it rains, snows, or shines, the tour is fully operational. It is advised to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is there transportation available for the tours?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has specific meeting points.

Is food or drink allowed?

No outside food or drink when in the Museums can be brought in.

Can I take photos during the tour?

Photos are allowed unless otherwise indicated. The use of flash video and selfie sticks, however, are prohibited.

Can I bring my pet on the tour?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the tour.