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New York CityPASS is a ticket booklet that saves 40% on admission to the 6 best attractions in New York City.

Plan Your Visit to New York

Use our collection of attraction and city resources
to better plan your CityPASS trip.
CityPASS Attraction Details

Address & Hours

Empire State Building Observatory

350 5th Ave. and 34th St.
New York, NY 10118

(877) 692-8439 (NYC-VIEW)


Open daily, 8am-2am

Last elevator leaves 45 minutes before close.

Special holiday hours apply.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th St.
New York, NY 10024

(212) 769-5100


Open daily, 10am-5:45pm

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum
1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
New York, NY 10028

(212) 535-7710


Sun-Thu, 10am-5:30pm

Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the first Monday in May.

The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
New York, NY 10040

(212) 923-3700


Mar-Oct, 10am-5:15pm

Nov-Feb, 10am-4:45pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

11 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019

Between 5th and 6th Avenues

(212) 708-9400


Sat-Thu, 10:30am-5:30pm

Fri, 10:30am-8pm

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For seasonal extended hours, visit moma.org.

Top of the Rock

50th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10111

(877) 692-7625


Open daily, 8am-midnight

Last elevator ascends at 11pm.

Hours may vary on holidays.

Guggenheim Museum

1071 5th Ave. at 89th St.
New York, NY 10128

(212) 423-3500


Sun-Wed & Fri, 10am-5:45pm

Sat, 10am-7:45pm

Closed Thursdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Battery Park
New York, NY 10004

Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ 07305

(877) 523-9849


Box office open daily, 7:45am-4:30pm.

Boats depart every 30-45 minutes. First boat departs at 8:30am from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day and 9:30am the rest of the year. Please check daily ferry schedule here.

Last monument entry is at 4:15pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and 3:15pm the rest of the year.

Closed Christmas Day.

Circle Line Cruises

Pier 83 - Midtown
West 42nd St. and 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10036

(877) 925 1161


For schedule and hours visit circleline42.com or call (212) 563-3200

The Beast Speedboat Ride available May-Sept.

Closed Christmas Day.

Special schedule Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day and July 4th.

Not valid for special cruise events including: Bear Mountain, 4th of July, and New Year's Eve.

CityPASS Admission

Empire State Building Observatory

General Admission (86th Floor Observatory) including Multimedia Experience, plus bonus same-night general admission – enjoy a same-day second visit (June – August between 10pm - closing; September – May between 8pm – closing)

American Museum of Natural History

General admission to the Museum, Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus an IMAX film or Space Show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Skip-the-line admission, plus entry into all Special Exhibitions. Also, same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens, which is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

General admission to MoMA’s world-renowned collections that include famous works by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet plus entry into all special exhibitions and an audio tour. Also, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center admission if visited within 30 days of MoMA.

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock Observation Deck general admission offers stunning 360-degree views from indoor and outdoor decks of the top 3 floors of this legendary art-deco skyscraper.

Guggenheim Museum

General admission to Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece of modern architecture that houses a world renowned collection of art from the 20th and 21st century and an audio tour.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

One Statue Cruises ferry ride with stops at Liberty Island (Statue location) and Ellis Island. Enjoy leisure time and an audio tour on each island, plus Ellis Island Immigration Museum admission.

CityPASS does not include Crown Tickets or Monument Access.

Circle Line Cruises

One regularly scheduled Semi-Circle Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise, or Liberty Cruise, all of which offer magnificent views of the N.Y.C. skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Or experience The Beast Speedboat Ride, a thrilling 30-minute ride on a custom-built 70-foot racing powerboat (available May-Sept.)


Empire State Building Observatory
  • At 1,050 feet above the city’s bustling streets, the 86th floor Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass-enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade.
  • The audio tour (included with CityPASS) tells you what you’re viewing from every vantage point.
  • See the city, rivers, Central Park and up to five states from atop NYC's most famous landmark.
  • CityPASS gives you a bonus same-night second visit between 10pm and closing.
American Museum of Natural History
  • The Hayden Planetarium Space Theater uses advanced visual technology to create shows of unparalleled sophistication, realism, and excitement.
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space is included with CityPASS admission.
  • The Museum's renowned fossil halls feature the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world.
  • A 94-foot-long blue whale model presides over the immersive Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
  • The dioramas in the Museum's Mammal Halls are among the most renowned in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Met is the most-visited museum and attraction in New York City and home to nearly two million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture
  • CityPASS admission includes same-week admission to The Cloisters.
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
  • "The greatest collection of modern art in the world" — The New York Times
  • Highlights include Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Henri Matisse’s Dance (I), and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans.
  • CityPASS admission includes a visit to MoMA PS1 within 30 days of visiting MoMA.
  • Featuring commentary by curators, artists and critics, MoMA audio guides are free with museum admission.
Top of the Rock
  • Day or night, three floors of indoor and outdoor decks offer stunning panoramas of the city’s energy, wonder, and beauty.
  • Created by Swarovski, Radiance is the first of its kind, a breathtaking wall of glass panels, mouth-blown glass, crystal clusters, and fiber-optic lighting.
  • Use the binoculars to explore the unobstructed views through glass panels on the 67th and 69th floors and in the open air on the 70th floor.
  • Located at Rockefeller Center, along with NBC Studios, the Rockefeller Center Tour, fabulous shopping and dining, and more.
Guggenheim Museum
  • This Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece of modern architecture is one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century.
  • The museum's great rotunda has been and continues to be the site of many celebrated special exhibitions.
  • Enjoy free daily tours and free audio tours.
  • Don't miss the James Beard Foundation award–winning restaurant, The Wright.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Statue Cruises is the official provider of tours to the Statue of Liberty. This is the only way to get this close to Lady Liberty!
  • Enjoy an audio tour for both islands - free with CityPASS admission.
  • Walk around Liberty Island in the shadow of Lady Liberty who stands 151 feet tall.
  • CityPASS includes entrance to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
  • Choose your departure and return locations: Battery Park or Liberty State Park.
Circle Line Cruises
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises continues to offer spectacular views of Lady Liberty since 1945, sailing as close to the island as the law allows.
  • Relax and have fun while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the famous New York skyline.
  • Choose the cruise that's right for you: Semi-Circle Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise, Liberty Cruise or The Beast Speedboat Ride.
  • The Beast Speedboat Ride leaves all others in its wake as the Captain takes this racing powerboat up to 45 mph on a ride down to the Statue of Liberty. Available seasonally from May through September.

CityPASS Entry

Please read each attraction's instructions on how and where to present your CityPASS booklet. Some attractions may exchange your CityPASS ticket for one of their own.

Empire State Building Observatory

After clearing the security line, present CityPASS booklet at second floor access points to bypass the main ticket line. Exchange voucher for a CityPASS booklet at the main ticket windows. Present CityPASS again at the audio tour kiosk on the 2nd floor for a free audio tour.

Note: During busy times, you may encounter a line outside the front door. For comfort and security, there’s a limit on the number of people waiting inside at one time. Once inside, CityPASS holders may skip the regular Empire State Building ticket lines and proceed directly to the high speed elevator line.

American Museum of Natural History

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the 79th Street main entrance advanced sales desk or at the Will Call desk at the lower level, Rose Center/81st Street entrance – look for the CityPASS sign in both locations. Booklets may also be presented at the subway entrance, main 79th St. ticket line, or at the Rose Center public school line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the Will Call desk, located to the left of the Information Desk in the Great Hall. Look for the CityPASS sign to skip main ticket line.

The Cloisters

You may start your visit at The Cloisters museum and gardens if you have a CityPASS booklet. If you have a voucher, it must first be exchanged for a booklet prior to visiting The Cloisters.

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

CityPASS booklet holders go directly to the entrance of the galleries inside the museum lobby, and present back of booklet to be scanned. Present CityPASS voucher at the information desk located at the back of the lobby to skip the main ticket line. Follow the signs that direct you there.

Top of the Rock

To skip the general ticket line, present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the dedicated CityPASS line on concourse level, marked by a CityPASS sign, where you will exchange your CityPASS ticket for your next available timed Top of the Rock ticket.

Guggenheim Museum

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the information desk to skip the main ticket line.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Present booklet at ticket windows 2,3,4 or 5 to obtain ticket to board ferry.

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are protected national treasures. It is necessary to clear a security checkpoint - with airport-level security.

Minors (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult age 25 or older to board the ferry.

Circle Line Cruises

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at VIP window.

Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS

American Museum of Natural History

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies
Open through May 31, 2014
Whether Museum scientists are studying parasites, people, or planets in other solar systems, cutting-edge imaging technologies such as infrared photography, scanning electron microscopes, and CT scanners now make it possible to examine details that were previously unobservable. This exhibition, curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Natural Histories
Open through October 12, 2014
Featuring scientific illustrations spanning five centuries, the new exhibition Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library explores the integral role illustration has played in scientific discovery through 50 striking, large-format reproductions from seminal holdings in the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

All special exhibitions are included with CityPASS. See full current exhibition details.

Metropolitan Museum

Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Southeast Asia
Open through July 27, 2014
It's one of those shows that only the Met can do, presenting powerful works of art never before seen outside their home countries. Explore the earliest kingdoms of Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam in the first international loan exhibition devoted to the sculptural art produced in Southeast Asia from the 5th to the 8th Century. Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Southeast Asia will feature more than 160 monumental sculptures crafted in stone, bronze, and gold, providing new insight into the cultures that laid the foundation for the political map of Southeast Asia today.

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

All special exhibitions are included with CityPASS.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal
Open through June 1, 2014
Celebrating the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright's extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, this thought-provoking exhibition examines the tension in Wright's thinking about the growing American city in the 1920s and 1930s. Through drawings, films, and large-scale architectural models the exhibition shows how Wright's work is not only of historic importance but of remarkable relevance to current debates on urban concentration. This compelling exhibition features the spectacular 12-by-12-foot model of his ambitious project Broadacre City, along with drawings, films, and other architectural models, tracing Wright's complex relationship to the city through projects spanning from 1913 to 1956.

Gauguin: Metamorphoses
Open through June 8, 2014
This exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately 150 works, including some 120 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, it is the first exhibition to take an in-depth look at this overall body of work.

Robert Heinecken: Object
Open through September 7, 2014
This is the first retrospective of the groundbreaking work of Robert Heinecken since his death in 2006. Heinecken dedicated his life to making art and teaching, establishing the photography program at UCLA in 1964 and serving as a professor there until 1991. This exhibition gathers over 150 works from throughout the artist’s remarkable career, many of them never seen before in New York—including the largest display to date of his altered magazines, which were the backbone of his art.

Guggenheim Museum

Kandinsky in Paris, 1934-1944
Open through April 23, 2014
Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky has been linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. The collection includes over 150 of his works, which are regularly presented in a dedicated gallery at the museum. The current selection, Kandinsky in Paris, 1934–1944, examines the last 11 years of his life.

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
Open through May 14, 2014
Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation of race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her view to include global struggles for equality and justice. Comprehensive in scope, this retrospective primarily features photographs, including the groundbreaking Kitchen Table Series (1990), but also presents written texts, audio recordings, and videos. The exhibition traces the evolution of Weems’s career over the last 30 years, from her early documentary and autobiographical photographic series to the more conceptual and philosophically complex works that have placed her at the forefront of contemporary art.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavillion
This presentation, composed of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, pays homage to these two structures. Aware of his lack of architectural recognition in New York City prior to the 1953 exhibition, Wright declared: This house and the pavilion alongside it ... represent a long-awaited tribute: the first Wright building[s] erected in New York City.

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

Empire State Building Observatory

102nd Floor Observatory: Available at Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or 86th floor cashier. Cost for CityPASS holders: $17.

Express Pass: Purchase from any employee to move to the front of each line. Cost for CityPASS holders: $23.

High-power Binoculars: Available on promenades for a minimal cost.

American Museum of Natural History

Reduced-rates for CityPASS holders:

The Power of Poison: Explore poison’s roles in nature, myth, and human health—as a defense against predators, source of strength, or lethal weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment. Adult $10; youth (2-12) $9; ends August 10, 2014.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs: Millions of years ago, the skies were ruled by pterosaurs—the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power. Rare fossils, life-size models, and hands-on interactives bring these ancient animals to life. Adult $10; youth (2-12) $9; April 5, 2014-January 4, 2015..

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Audio Guide: Available at the audio guide desk in the Met Great Hall. Available in 10 languages.

Top of the Rock

SUNRISE SUNSET Ticket: Visit twice in one day; Cost for CityPASS holders: $13

Guggenheim Museum

Some special exhibit showings require an additional fee.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Crown Ticket: Crown access is not included with CityPASS admission. Crown Tickets are available by advance reservation only directly from statuecruises.com or by phone at (201) 604-2800. Crown Tickets often sell out well in advance. The climb to the crown is strenuous; there are 393 steps from the main lobby to the crown and there is no air conditioning. There is a maximum of four crown reservations allowed per order. Visitors must be at least 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall to visit the crown. Read more about Crown Tickets here. If you do buy a Crown Ticket for your travel date, you may use your CityPASS option ticket for a 2-hour Circle Line Cruise.

Monument Access: Monument Access includes admission to the Fort Wood section of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. CityPASS does not include monument access; however, a limited number of monument passes will be available each day at no additional charge on a first-come, first served basis from the Statue Cruises ticket office. CityPASS holders are eligible to receive these monument passes, based on availability. Alternatively, you can purchase a reserve ticket with monument access directly from statuecruises.com or by phone at (201) 604-2800. Read more about Monument Access here. If you do buy Monument Access for your travel date, you may use your CityPASS option ticket for a 2-hour Circle Line Cruise.

Circle Line Cruises

Full Island Cruise: Cost for CityPASS holders: $4.

Advice for Visitors

During high travel seasons such as holidays and summer, entry lines can be longer than usual. Please keep this in mind when planning your visits to the attractions.

Empire State Building Observatory
  • Shortest daily wait times are between 8-10am or after 10pm.
  • Enjoy live music on most weekend nights after 9pm.
  • Observatory is open until 2am every night for spectacular skyline and night sky views.
American Museum of Natural History
  • Space Shows are every half-hour and IMAX films are every hour on the half hour from 10:30am - 4:00pm daily. CityPASS ticket holders can purchase special exhibition tickets for a reduced price at any ticket desk.
  • CityPASS ticket holders can purchase special exhibition tickets for a reduced price at any ticket desk.
  • Visit before noon on weekends when it's the least crowded.
  • Visit Ology, AMNH's website just for kids.
  • The GPS enabled free iPhone App is a great way to enhance your museum experience.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Includes same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens. Start your visit at either museum then visit the second within the same week for free.
  • All backpacks and packages must be checked in at the coat-check facilities. Avoid waiting in lines by leaving backpacks and packages at home.
  • Free public guided tours of the Museum’s collection are offered throughout the week in 10 different languages. For the full schedule, visit the Museum’s website.
  • Try the new Director’s Audio Tour, a planned itinerary by Museum Director Thomas P. Campbell that explores some of the masterpieces in the Museum's encyclopedic collection of world art.
  • Find tips for fun family time at MuseumKids.
  • Download and print suggested itineraries before your arrive.
  • Get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at The Met Store. See booklet for details.
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
  • Don't miss live music in the Sculpture Garden, Thursdays in July & Aug, 6:30-7:30pm. Also, Summergarden presents free Sunday evening concerts in the Sculpture Garden, Sundays (July 8-29), 7-10pm.
  • Featuring commentary by curators, artists, and critics, MoMA Audio+ guides are free with museum admission (photo ID required).
  • Fridays 4-8pm are free to the public and may be more crowded. Mondays-Thursdays after 3:30pm are the least crowded.
  • Your ticket to MoMA includes admission to MoMA PS1 if visited within 30 days of MoMA. PS1 is MoMA’s contemporary art affiliate located in Queens, NY, and is just two subway stops from MoMA. Visit the information desk in MoMA’s main lobby for details.
  • Film screenings at MoMA are included in the cost of your ticket. Details including schedule.
  • The Sculpture Garden is closed to visitors in inclement weather.
  • Learn more about visiting MoMA with a family.
  • The free MoMA iPhone App is a great way to enhance and plan for your visit.
  • Receive $10 off any Membership when you present your CityPASS ticket at Member Services in the main lobby.
  • Get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at MoMA Design Store locations in New York City. See booklet for details.
Top of the Rock
  • Visit Top of the Rock between 8-10am or 10-11pm when it's less crowded.
  • Enjoy free WiFi throughout the building.
  • The free Viewfinder Mobile App for Android and iPhone enhances your visit with these tools: Virtual Viewfinder, Snapshot, Audio tour and Shop & Eat.
  • Receive 20% off Top of the Rock retail merchandise. See booklet for details.
  • Use the coupon in the booklet to receive $5 off your purchase of a Rockefeller Center Tour ticket.
Guggenheim Museum
  • Wednesdays are the least crowded.
  • To bypass lines, present your New York CityPASS ticket at the information desk.
  • Call or visit guggenheim.org to confirm hours and exhibitions on view.
  • Save 10% on Guggenheim Building Model. See booklet for details.
  • Pressed for time? Walk the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ramps and see the permanent collection in less than an hour.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Allow at least 2 hours to visit one island and 5 hours to visit both islands.
  • Expect to pass through airport-level security prior to boarding the ferry. Normal wait time to enter the screening facility is generally 30 minutes or more at Battery Park (NY) and 15 minutes at Liberty State Park (NJ). Wait times are less during autumn and winter months.
  • Avoid longer wait times by arriving at Battery Park before 11am or after 2pm or boarding from Liberty State Park, in New Jersey.
  • Guests who depart after 2pm will only be able to visit either Liberty Island or Ellis Island because there will not be time to visit both landmarks.
Circle Line Cruises
  • The winter cruise schedule is limited so plan ahead. Check available cruises for your travel dates: circleline42.com or call (212) 563-3200 before you go.
  • In summer, the Liberty Cruise is usually least crowded.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to give yourself ample time for the ticket and boarding process.
  • Get one free rain poncho with a purchase of $10 or more at an on-board snack bar. See booklet for details.

On-site Services

Empire State Building Observatory

Dining: Heartland Brewery, Europa Café, Roses Pizza, Starbucks.

Accessibility: The observatory is wheelchair accessible. Use 34th St. entrance between Bank of America and Hallmark. Note: The 34th Street Handicap Entrance is open only Mon-Fri till 6 p.m. Use Main Entrance for all other times.

Self-Guide: ESB Observatory Audio Tour included in CityPASS admission.

Strollers: Strollers permitted in elevators.

American Museum of Natural History

Parking: Limited indoor parking in museum parking garage; enter at 81st St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave., 8am-11pm. Call (212) 313-7278.

Dining: Multiple dining facilities available.

Accessibility: The American Museum of Natural History welcomes all visitors and strives to make its exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to everyone.

Self-Guide: Download the AMNH Explorer free iPhone App, or borrow one at the main entrance at no charge, with a refundable credit card deposit.

Multiple museum shops.

Coat Check: Directly inside main entrance at Central Park West at 79th Street and in lower level of Rose Center; available Sept-March, $2 per person, space permitting.

Strollers: Strollers not allowed in Space Theater.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Parking: Met parking garage, Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week; (212) 879‑5500.

Dining: The Cafeteria ($). Petrie Court Café ($$) (with Central Park backdrop). The New American Wing Café ($$). Live music in the Great Hall Balcony Bar ($$), Fri & Sat evenings. The Cloisters' Trie Café ($), serving light fare and snacks, is open May-October.

Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available at coat check.

Self-Guide: Audio guides available in 10 languages.

Gift Shop: The Met Store — discover the fine art of shopping with great books, jewelry, accessories, stationery, toys, and more, inspired by treasures in the Museum’s collection.

Strollers: Permitted in most areas — inquire at Information Desks for gallery limitations.

Photography: Photography is permitted. Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum.

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

Dining: The Modern, a fine-dining restaurant; Café 2, Terrace 5.

Accessibility: All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available in checkroom free of charge.

Self-Guide: MoMA Audios and MoMA.guide Digital Kiosks included with CityPASS admission. Gallery Talks held daily at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

Gift Shop: Shop at the MoMA Stores in midtown, SoHo, and inside the Museum. Every purchase from a MoMA Store supports The Museum of Modern Art.

Strollers: Permitted at all times, but not on escalators.

Photography: Still photography for personal use is permitted in collection galleries only. No flash or tripods.

Cellular Phones: Not permitted in museum galleries.

Top of the Rock

Parking: Rockefeller Center Garage, 25 West 48th Street, open to the public 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.; Telephone: (212) 698‑8530.

Dining: Restaurants on Concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (where you exit the elevators) and in the general vicinity.

Accessibility: Top of the Rock is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; full wheelchair accessibility.

Gift Shop: Shops on 67th floor, 69th floor, and Concourse level of Rockefeller Center offer exclusive Top of the Rock items.

Strollers: Strollers permitted; must be collapsible.

Photography: Use of tripods prohibited.

Guggenheim Museum

Parking: Alternate side of street parking on Fifth Avenue and side streets. Several parking garages within walking distance.

Dining: The Wright (lunch and dinner service), Café 3 (espresso and snack bar).

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible except for the High Gallery. Wheelchairs available free of charge; please ask a security guard at entrance for assistance.

Self-Guide: Audio tours featuring architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright building or current special exhibition available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Download the Guggenheim app for iPhone or Android for a rich multimedia experience of the museum, its collections, and its architecture.

Gift Shop: Guggenheim Store

Photography: Cameras, camera phones and video equipment permitted only on ground floor.

Cell Phones: Cell phones permitted only on ground floor.

Coat Check: Located on ground floor. All backpacks, large umbrellas, strollers, large bags and packages must be checked. All bags subject to inspection.

Strollers: All large toddler carriers, double-sided strollers and jogging strollers must be checked.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Parking: There is plenty of paid parking at Liberty State Park, a good departure location if you have a car. Public transportation is recommended to Battery Park as parking is very limited in lower Manhattan.

Dining: Snack bars on all boats sell wine, beer, coffee, soda and juice. Liberty Island has multiple food options. You may bring a picnic lunch, but large coolers are not allowed past security and no food or beverages are allowed within the Statue of Liberty.

Accessibility: All vessels and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Audio Tour: An audio tour, available in nine languages, is included with admission.

Gift Shop: Souvenirs available for purchase.

Circle Line Cruises

Parking: Available on Pier 83, Mon-Fri: $30 before 3pm, $35 after 3pm; Sat-Sun: $35 all day.

Dining: Full concessions on cruises; no outside food or beverages allowed aboard.

Accessibility: All vessels handicap accessible, except restrooms on older vessels.

Gift Shop: Souvenir store on cruises

Getting There

Empire State Building Observatory

Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St.

Bus: M1, M2, M4, M5, M6, M7, M16, M34

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #6 Downtown Tour

American Museum of Natural History

Subway: B (weekdays only) or C train.

Bus: M7, M10, M11 to 79th Street. M79 to Central Park West.

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #34 Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum

Subway: 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th St. and walk three blocks west to 5th Ave. From the West Side take the 1, B or C train to 86th St., then the M86 crosstown bus.

Bus: M1, M2, M3 or M4

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #41 Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour

The Cloisters

Subway: 'A' train to 190th Street and exit the station by elevator to Ft. Washington Avenue. Transfer to the M4 bus and ride one stop north or walk north for approx. 10 mins on Margaret Corbin Drive.

Bus: M4

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

Subway: E or M to 5th Ave./53rd St. B, D or F to 47th-50th streets/Rockefeller Center.

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 to 53rd St.

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #3 Downtown Tour; #26 Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour.

Top of the Rock

Subway: B, D, F, V to 47 – 50th Street Rockefeller Center

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 travel up Madison Ave. and down 5th Ave.

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #22 - Rockefeller Center

Guggenheim Museum

Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 89th St. or M86 to 5th Ave.

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #40 Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Battery Park: Public transportation is recommended as parking is very limited in lower Manhattan. Subway: Several subway stops are located near Battery Park. The 4/5 trains stop at Bowling Green, the R train stops at Whitehall Street and the 1 train stops at the South Ferry station. Bus: The M15 stops at Whitehall Street near South Ferry, walk west and follow signs for the Statue of Liberty ferries.

Liberty State Park: This is a good departure location if you have a car, as there is plenty of paid parking. Take New Jersey Turnpike, exit 14-B, follow signs to Liberty State Park. Or, take a 10-minute water taxi from NY.

Circle Line Cruises

Subway: To Pier 83: N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3, 7 train to Times Square, take the M42 Bus.

Bus: To Pier 83: M42, M50 to the Pier.

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #29 (Times Square South) on the Downtown Tour.

Group Requirements

Unscheduled group visits may create a delay in entry. For your convenience, here is list of attractions with specific group requirements. We strongly recommend that you contact them prior to your visit based on the group sizes indicated below. Please feel welcome to also contact attractions not listed here to ensure a smooth entry.

American Museum of Natural History

Groups of 20 or more: Call (212) 769-5100; Email groups@amnh.org.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Groups of 10 or more: Call (215) 570-3711; Email Mettours@metmuseum.org.

Group leader should call or email at least one day in advance to make a reservation. To expedite service upon check-in, the group leader may pre-pull all of the Met tickets from the CityPASS booklets and sort them by adult and youth.

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

Groups of 10 or more: Call (212) 708-9685; Email groupservices@moma.org.

MoMA group entry procedure: To expedite service, do NOT pre-pull MoMA tickets from the CityPASS booklets. Ask group members to NOT arrive with backpacks.

Top of the Rock

Groups of 10 or more:

Group leader must come to TOR in person, between the hours of 8-10 a.m. or 9-11 p.m., in advance of the desired date of entry to exchange the CityPASS ticket for Top of the Rock timed tickets. There will be no exceptions made. To expedite service, the group leader may pre-pull all of the TOR tickets from the CityPASS booklets and sort them by adult and youth.

Guggenheim Museum

Groups of 20 or more:

Call (212) 423-3636; email groupsales@guggenheim.org. Group leader should call or email at least one week in advance to alert the Group Sales office to group's date of visit. To expedite service upon check-in, the group leader may pre-pull all of the Guggenheim tickets from the CityPASS booklets and sort them by adult and youth.

Circle Line Cruises

Groups of 15 or more:

To make a reservation please call group sales at (212) 630-8885 or e-mail groups@circleline42.com. Group leader should call or email at least 3 days in advance to make a reservation. To expedite service upon check-in, the group leader may pre-pull all of the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise tickets from the CityPASS booklets and sort them by adult and youth. Please proceed to the special designated CityPASS ticket line at Pier 83 to exchange the CityPASS tickets for boarding passes.

City Information


New York Public Transportation — MetroCard


7-DAY Unlimited Ride: $30  (A single fare on NYC Transit is $2.50)

Use MetroCard to get to all the CityPASS attractions in New York City. With an Unlimited Ride MetroCard, you'll hop-on hop-off NYC Transit subways and local buses as many times as you like, all day long. *Special events, holidays or subway maintenance may change schedules or close stations; Planned Service Changes. Details: (212) 638-7622 (METROCARD) or mta.info

Buy MetroCard and get maps & information at:

  • Times Square Visitors Center: Broadway, between 46th & 47th Streets
  • New York Convention & Visitors Bureau: 810 7th Ave. at 53rd St.
  • New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store: Grand Central Terminal
  • Many New York City Hotels
  • Subway Stations — MetroCard Vending Machines


We recommend HopStop to help you get around NYC using the subway. Download the Free iPhone App or go to www.hopstop.com.

CitySights NY

CitySights NY

CitySights NY stops at or near all New York CityPASS attractions. We've made using the double-decker busses to see NY CityPASS attractions simple by noting the nearest stop on the back of each ticket in your booklet. Available for purchase at CitySights NY Visitors Center inside the lobby of Madame Tussauds: 234 W. 42nd St. in Times Square. Details: (212) 812-2700 or citysightsny.com

Use the coupon in your CityPASS booklet to receive $5 off of a 2-day CitySights NY Hop-on Hop-off Tour.



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