About American Museum of Natural History

Venue Info

Phone Number
  • (212) 769-5200
  • Central Park West
  • At West 79th Street
  • New York, NY 10024



Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street.

The M79 bus travels east/west on W. 79th Street across Central Park, with a stop next to the Museum on W. 81st Street. Other buses also stop at or near the Museum, including the M7, M10, M11, M86 and M104 buses.

Parking is available at our facility conveniently located within the Museum; enter at 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. The hours of operation are 8am – 11pm.


Handicap Access

The following entrances are accessible by wheelchair and have passenger loading zones and curb ramps:

Rose Center for Earth and Space entrance: 81st Street, just west of Central Park West (wheelchair accessible)
Parking garage: 81st Street adjacent to Rose Center entrance (wheelchair accessible)
77th Street entrance: (This entrance is open only for special programs.) 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

All of the Museum's exhibitions are accessible by wheelchair, and all public floors of the Museum can be reached by elevator.

All theaters include wheelchair locations and companion seats. The LeFrak IMAX® Theater also is equipped with chairs that have swing-out armrests for those wishing to sit in a theater seat.

All food service areas are accessible by wheelchair with no steps, turnstiles, or other potential obstructions.

The following restroom locations are accessible to those with mobility impairments or in wheelchairs:
Lower level near the subway entrance
Lower level, Rose Center for Earth and Space
First floor, Charles A. Dana Education Wing
First floor, Rose Center for Earth and Space
Third floor, Hall of Primates
Fourth floor, Orientation Center

Wheelchairs are available for visitor use on a first-come, first-served basis at the Will Call desk directly inside the Rose Center/81st Street entrance, at the Main/Central Park West entrance, and in the parking garage. Please bring a form of identification for wheelchair use.

For additional information on accessibility at the Museum please call 212-769-5250 or email.

Infrared assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available upon request in the following locations:
LeFrak IMAX® Theater
Kaufmann and Linder Theaters
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
Big Bang Theater