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The American Museum of Natural History is committed to ensuring that its facilities, exhibitions, and services are accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities.

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Please visit the Health and Safety page to see updated visitor requirements. If you require any accommodations, please contact before your visit to discuss your needs.

Caregivers accompanying visitors with disabilities receive complimentary Museum admission. To make your timed-ticket reservation, go to the ticketing reservation page and select the complimentary ticket reservation path below the three main ticket types.

  • All of the Museum’s exhibitions are accessible by wheelchair, and all public floors of the Museum can be reached by elevator. Public elevators near the Central Park West and 77th Street entrances and those in the Rose Center are equipped with Braille signage and give auditory signals.
  • All theaters are temporarily unavailable.
  • Service animals are welcome to visit the Museum.

  • Strollers
    are welcome throughout the Museum.

    • The recommended Museum entrance for strollers is 81st Street/Rose Center for Earth and Space.
    • Double strollers are not typically permitted in the special exhibition galleries due to space constraints. Where strollers are not permitted, stroller parking is provided.
  • Visitors can use the Museum’s free Explorer app to find routes that include elevators. Choose the accessible route and receive turn-by-turn directions.
  • Onsite tours are paused but online programs are available. Please check the calendar for upcoming programs.

All school trips are temporarily unavailable, but please see our virtual field trip offerings.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about accessibility at the Museum or would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 212-769-5250. In addition, if the format of any material on the Museum’s website interferes with your ability to access that material, please contact us for assistance.

In order for us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please provide information about the best way to contact you.

Please click on the tabs below to obtain details about Museum facilities, resources, tours, and programs.

Accessible Entrances

Accessible Restrooms

Wheelchair Availability

For Visitors Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

For Visitors Who Are Blind/Partially Sighted

For Children on the Autism Spectrum

Discovery Squad Tours

Website Accessibility

The American Museum of Natural History is also committed to making its website accessible to individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. For more information on the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines, please visit the Web Accessibility Initiative.

Support for accessibility initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History has been provided by the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation.

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