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Location & Hours

The Empire State Building Experience

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

Open daily, 8am-2am
Last elevator leaves 45 minutes before close.
Special holiday hours apply.

(877) 692-8439 (NYC-VIEW)
esbnyc.com

American Museum of Natural History

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

Open daily, 10am-5:45pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(212) 769-5100
amnh.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Sun-Thu, 10am-5:30pm
Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm
Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the first Monday in May.
For hours and locations of The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters, visit metmuseum.org.

(212) 535-7710
metmuseum.org

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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

Open daily, 8am-midnight
Last elevator ascends at 11pm.
Hours may vary on holidays.

(877) 692-7625
topoftherocknyc.com

Guggenheim Museum

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

Sun-Wed & Fri, 10am-5:45pm
Sat, 10am-7:45pm
Closed Thursdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(212) 423-3500
guggenheim.org

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Battery Park
New York, NY 10004

Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ 07305

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.
Closed Christmas Day.

(877) 523-9849
statuecruises.com

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

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

For schedule and hours visit circleline42.com or call (212) 563-3200
Please arrive 30-45 minutes early for boarding.
The BEAST speedboat ride available May-Sept.
Closed Christmas Day.
Special schedule Thanksgiving, New Year's Day and July 4th.
Not valid for special event cruises including: Bear Mountain, 4th of July, and New Year's Eve.

(212) 563-3200
circleline42.com

9/11 Memorial & Museum

180 Greenwich St., World Trade Center
New York, NY 10007

Museum Hours:
Sun-Thu, 9am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-9pm
Please Note: During July and August, CityPASS products are valid for use starting at 2pm.
Last entry 2 hours prior to close.
Not valid on 9/11.
Memorial Hours: Open Daily 7:30am-9pm

(212) 266-5211
911memorial.org

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036-4103

Nov 1-Mar 31: Open daily 10am-5pm
Apr 1- Oct 31: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm; Holidays: 10am-6pm
Last entry one hour prior to close.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

(877) 957-SHIP
intrepidmuseum.org

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

Pier 15 Waterfront Esplanade, Pavilion 2
78 South Street
New York, NY 10038

International Sightseeing Cruise: Click here for current cruise schedule and availability.
Alive After Five Cruise: Click here for current cruise schedule and availability.

(646) 832-4805
hornblowernewyork.com

CityPASS Admission

The Empire State Building Experience

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes general admission entry to the 86th floor observatory of this New York City icon, plus bonus same-night general admission.

New York C3

New York C3 includes one-time general admission entry to the 86th floor observatory of this New York City icon.

American Museum of Natural History

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes general admission to the Museum and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus the Space Show or a giant screen film in 3D and 2D.

New York C3

New York C3 includes general admission to the Museum and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus the Space Show or a giant screen film in 3D and 2D.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes skip-the-line admission and all exhibitions at The Met plus same day admission to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.

New York C3

New York C3 includes General Admission and all exhibitions at The Met, plus same-day admission to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes general admission to Top of the Rock®, offering stunning 360-degree views from 70 stories up.

New York C3

New York C3 includes general admission to Top of the Rock®, offering stunning 360-degree views from 70 stories up.

Guggenheim Museum

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes general admission to this world-renowned collection of art from the 20th and 21st century, including special exhibits.

New York C3

New York C3 includes general admission to this world-renowned collection of art from the 20th and 21st century, including special exhibits.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes one Statue Cruises ferry ride with stops at Liberty Island and Ellis Island, plus an audio tour on each island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum admission.

New York C3

New York C3 includes one Statue Cruises ferry ride with stops at Liberty Island and Ellis Island, plus an audio tour on each island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum admission.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes one regularly scheduled Landmark Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise, Liberty Cruise or Hello Brooklyn Cruise, or a 30-minute ride on The BEAST, a 70-foot racing powerboat (available May-September).

New York C3

New York C3 includes one regularly scheduled one-hour Liberty Cruise, highlighting many of New York City's most famous sights and landmarks on the way to close-up views of the Statue of Liberty. Or, choose a thrilling 30-minute ride on the BEAST, a 70-foot racing powerboat (available May-September).

9/11 Memorial & Museum

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes general admission to this educational and historical institution honoring the victims and examining 9/11.

New York C3

New York C3 includes general admission to this educational and historical institution honoring the victims and examining 9/11.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

New York CityPASS

CityPASS includes general admission to the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid.

New York C3

New York C3 includes general admission to the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid.

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

Admission includes a one-hour International Sightseeing Cruise, available in 8 different languages and offering unparalleled views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and landmarks. Or, choose the two-hour Alive After Five Happy Hour cruise; kick back to the sounds of the onboard DJ while sipping on a cocktail and soaking up the amazing views. Alive After Five cruise subject to availability.

Highlights

The Empire State Building Experience

  • Look out on New York City from 1,050 feet above the bustling streets below.
  • See panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade or from climate controlled viewing galleries.
  • Get the details about what you’re viewing from every vantage point with The Empire State Building Experience Official Multimedia Guide, free for download on Apple and Android devices.
  • Take in the whole Empire State Building Experience, including the newly renovated art-deco lobby and the sustainability and historical exhibits.

American Museum of Natural History

  • Feel the drama of the undersea world in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, featuring models of more than 750 sea creatures, including the 94-foot-long, 21,000-pound model of a blue whale suspended from the ceiling.
  • See more than 130 scientifically significant meteorites in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites and learn what the rocky space fragments may tell us about the formation and evolution of the Sun and planets.
  • Spend time exploring the museum’s famed series of fossil halls, including the dinosaur halls that feature the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world, including imposing mounts of Tyrannosaurus rex and Apatosaurus, as well as the 122-foot-long cast of a Titanosaur, a species so new it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.
  • Learn about the evolutionary story of the human family and travel the world in the Human Origins and Cultural Halls, with halls examining the cultures of Asia, Africa, North and South America and the Pacific.
  • Don’t miss the renowned dioramas in the Mammal Halls, with precise depictions of geographic locations and anatomically correct specimens from around the globe.
  • Visit the spectacular Hayden Sphere and explore the 13-billion year history of the Universe at the Rose Center for Earth and Science.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Experience the grandeur of the Great Hall, the majestic main entry of the The Met.
  • Take your time as you explore The Met’s incredible collections, comprising more than two million works of art in areas such as Modern Art, European Paintings, Asian Art, Arms and Armor, Photographs, American Art and more.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

  • Feel the energy, wonder and beauty of New York City day or night from 70 stories up.
  • 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.
  • Marvel at Radiance, a breathtaking wall of glass panels, mouth-blown glass, crystal clusters, and fiber-optic lighting created by Swarovski.

Guggenheim Museum

  • Discover this impressive collection of modern art housed in one of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century.
  • Explore the great spiral rotunda, featuring critically-acclaimed special exhibitions.
  • Learn more about the world-renowned collection with free daily educator-led tours and a free multimedia guide with architecture and collection tours in five languages.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

  • Feel the splendor of Lady Liberty as you walk in the shadow cast by her 151-foot tall figure.
  • Learn about the experience of over 12 million immigrants who entered the United States through the now quiet halls of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
  • Explore the grounds of Liberty and Ellis Islands and enjoy an audio tour for both islands.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

  • See famous NYC landmarks from a unique vantage point on the water.
  • Get within 100 feet of Lady Liberty for up-close views and photo opportunities you can’t get anywhere else
  • Enjoy the narrative from professional tour guides who love sharing their insights on NYC with visitors.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

  • Experience a powerful reminder of the loss of life that occurred at the twin reflecting pools, each nearly an acre in size. They feature the largest man-made waterfalls in North America and are inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 victims.
  • See the historic "Survivor's Stairs", a remnant of the staircase through which hundreds escaped with their lives.
  • Examine the background of the attacks, the story of what happened on 9/11, and the aftermath and continuing implications in the historical exhibition.
  • Learn about some the individual victims and their stories and see portraits of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who were killed in the attacks in the memorial exhibition.
  • Enter the dramatic Foundation Hall, containing the "slurry wall", a surviving retaining wall of the original World Trade Center, as well as the 36-foot-high "Last Column", covered with mementos, memorial inscriptions and missing posters.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

  • Get an up-close look at one of the most varied aircraft collections on the east coast, representing all five of the U.S. armed forces.
  • Climb in an actual Bell 47 helicopter, navigate through an interactive submarine and steer the wings of an airplane in The Exploreum.
  • See the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD, which crossed the Atlantic in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds—the fastest crossing ever.
  • Go inside the American guided missile submarine Growler which offers museum visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up inspection of the once "top-secret" missile command center.

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

  • Unbeatable views and photo opportunities of the Statue of Liberty Brooklyn Bridge, Freedom Tower, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Manhattan’s awe-inspiring skyline and more.
  • Learn the history with New York in Your Pocket Souvenir Audio Guide in the language of your choice: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, and Portuguese.
  • Cruises depart multiple times daily from Pier 15 and travel down the East River, through New York Harbor, up the Hudson and back along Lower Manhattan’s shoreline.
  • Endless photo and selfie opportunities. Take a selfie with Lady Liberty!

CityPASS Entry

The Empire State Building Experience

New York CityPASS

After clearing the security line, present your CityPASS booklet at second floor access points to bypass the main ticket line, or present your CityPASS voucher at the main ticket windows.

CityPASS includes general admission entry to the 86th floor observatory of this New York City icon, plus bonus same-night general admission; enjoy a same-day second visit (May-August between 10pm-closing; September-April between 8pm-closing).

New York C3

After clearing the security line, present your New York C3 pass at second floor access points to bypass the main ticket line.

New York C3 includes one-time general admission entry to to the 86th floor observatory of this New York City icon.

American Museum of Natural History

New York CityPASS

Proceed through security, then present your CityPASS booklet or voucher at any ticket desk to receive your general admission ticket and reserve your Space Show or giant screen film time.

New York C3

Proceed through security, then present your New York C3 pass at any ticket window to receive your general admission ticket and reserve your Space Show or giant screen film time.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York CityPASS

Present your CityPASS booklet or voucher at the Advanced Ticketing desk, located to the left of the Information desk in the Great Hall, for skip-the-line admission and all exhibitions at The Met plus same day admission to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.

New York C3

Present your New York C3 pass at the Advanced Ticketing desk, located to the left of the Information desk in the Great Hall, for skip-the-line admission and all exhibitions at The Met plus same day admission to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

New York CityPASS

Present your CityPASS booklet at any ticket desk or kiosk to exchange your CityPASS ticket for the next available timed Top of the Rock® Observation Deck ticket. If you have CityPASS voucher, present it at any ticket desk.

CityPASS includes general admission to Top of the Rock®, offering stunning 360-degree views from 70 stories up.

New York C3

Present your New York C3 pass at any ticket desk or kiosk to get the next available timed Top of the Rock® Observation Deck ticket.

New York C3 includes general admission to Top of the Rock®, offering stunning 360-degree views from 70 stories up.

Guggenheim Museum

New York CityPASS

Present your CityPASS booklet or voucher at the information desk to skip the main ticket line and receive your general admission ticket to the Guggenheim's world-renowned collection of art, plus special exhibitions.

New York C3

Present your New York C3 pass at the information desk to skip the main ticket line and receive your general admission ticket to the Guggenheim's world-renowned collection of art, plus special exhibitions.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

New York CityPASS

Prior to entering the security line, present your CityPASS booklet or voucher at Castle Clinton ticket windows 2, 3, 4 or 5 at Battery Park or at either ticket window at Liberty State Park to obtain your ticket to board the ferry.

New York CityPASS includes 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. Crown Tickets and Monument Access are not included.

New York C3

Prior to entering the security line, present your New York C3 pass at Castle Clinton ticket windows 2,3,4, or 5 at Battery Park or at either ticket window at Liberty State Park to obtain your ticket to board the ferry.

New York C3 includes 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. Crown Tickets and Monument Access are not included.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

New York CityPASS

Present your CityPASS booklet or voucher at the VIP window for access to one regularly scheduled Landmark Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise, Liberty Cruise or Hello Brooklyn Cruise, all of which offer magnificent views of the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Or, experience The BEAST, a thrilling 30-minute ride on a 70-foot racing powerboat (available May-September).

New York C3

Present your New York C3 pass at the VIP window for access to one regularly scheduled one-hour Liberty Cruise, highlighting many of New York City's most famous sights and landmarks on the way to close-up views of the Statue of Liberty. Or, choose a thrilling 30-minute ride on the BEAST, a 70-foot racing powerboat (available May-September).

9/11 Memorial & Museum

New York CityPASS

Present your CityPASS booklet at entry for next available admittance. Present your CityPASS voucher at any ticket window to exchange for CityPASS booklet. Please note: In July and August, your CityPASS ticket is redeemable starting at 2pm.

New York C3

Present your New York C3 pass at entry for next available admittance. Please note: In July and August, your New York C3 pass is redeemable starting at 2pm.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

New York CityPASS

Proceed through security, then present your CityPASS booklet or voucher at any ticket window to receive your general admission ticket to the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid.

New York C3

Proceed through security, then present your New York C3 pass at any ticket window to receive your general admission ticket to the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid.

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

New York C3

Present your New York C3 Pass at the Hornblower box office to receive your International Sightseeing Cruise ticket or your Alive After Five ticket.

CityPASS admission includes a 1-hour International Sightseeing Cruise, available in 8 different languages and offering unparalleled views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and landmarks. Or, choose the two-hour Alive After Five Happy Hour cruise; kick back to the sounds of the onboard DJ while sipping on a cocktail and soaking up the amazing views. Alive After Five cruise subject to availability.

Offers/Upgrades

The Empire State Building Experience

102nd Floor Observatory: Available at Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or 86th floor cashier. Cost: $20.

Express Pass: Purchase from an official Empire State Building employee at the onsite ticket office on the day of arrival to move to the front of each line. Cost: $33. Please note: Street sales agents outside of the building are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory and are not authorized to sell Express upgrades.

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

American Museum of Natural History

Discount: Special exhibition tickets are available for a reduced price at any ticket desk.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Audio Guide: Available for rent in ten languages at the audio guide desk in The Met Great Hall.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Crown Ticket: Crown access is not included and is only available directly from Statue Cruises by advance reservation; visit statuecruises.com or call (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.

Monument Access: Monument access is not included; 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. 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.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Cruise Upgrade: Upgrade to any cruise of greater value (excluding seasonal and special event cruises) for $5.

Premier Upgrade: Premier perks include shaded waiting area, express boarding, private deck or viewing areas, upgraded seats, dedicated food and beverage service and more. Cost: Best of NYC Cruise, $25; Landmark or Harbor Lights Cruise, $15; Liberty Cruise, $10. (This cost is in addition to $5 upgrade fee, if applicable.)

9/11 Memorial & Museum

9/11 Museum Audio Guide: Enhance your visit by using the official audio guide. The guide provides themed audio tours featuring stories from the day of 9/11 and the recovery at Ground Zero. It also presents details of the Museum’s archaeological elements and architectural designs of the Memorial and the Museum. This tour is also available in American Sign Language, Chinese (Mandarin Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. For people who are blind or partially sighted, this app uses VoiceOver technology. An audio descriptive tour of the Museum is also available. Free download. Handheld rental, $7.

Guided Tour: Join a staff member on a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum, examining authentic artifacts to understand what happened on 9/11, how people responded in the aftermath of the attacks, and the history and rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Tours are oriented for adult and teenage visitors. Based on availability. All tours are in English. Call (212) 266-5211 to purchase and book in advance. Purchase at any ticket window for $20.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Space Shuttle Pavilion : Immerse yourself in the history and science of the space shuttle era in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring the space shuttle Enterprise as well as 17 dynamic exhibits with original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films.

Guided Tours : Enhance your trip with a professional tour of the ship. With so much to see their experienced tour guides will make your trip to Intrepid the most adventurous, inspiring and educational! Available tours include:

  • Space Shuttle Enterprise: On this tour of Intrepid’s Space Shuttle Pavilion, we get up-close and in depth with Enterprise, the first space shuttle and one of only four in existence. (60 minutes)
  • Planes Explained: Learn the basic concepts of flight and aviation on this up-close tour of the Intrepid Museum’s aircraft collection. (60 minutes)
  • Concorde: Explore the cabin and flight deck of the world’s fastest jet airliner! (60 minutes)
  • Pacific War: Join the gallant crew of the USS Intrepid as they fight across the Pacific Ocean during WWII. (100 minutes)
  • Intrepid 101: This tour highlights the history of USS Intrepid from 1943 to 1974 and beyond. (60 minutes)
Cost: Concorde, $20; all other tours, $15.

Flight Simulators : Experience all Intrepid has to offer with our virtual flight zone. Visitors can immerse themselves in the 4D Motion Ride XD Theater where you will transcend time, space and imagination. Available Flight Simulators include:

  • Transporter FX: Rock, pitch and jolt your way through six minutes of sensory overload. (Riders must be at least 38" tall.)
  • G-Force Encounter: Climb into the cockpit, and fly your very own aircraft with 360 degrees of movement. (Riders must be at least 48" tall.)
  • XD Theater: Experience 4D simulation, high definition sound and unmatched speed. (Riders must be at least 38" tall.)
Cost: $9 per ride, or 3 rides for $24 (prices are per person).

Souvenir Photos : Sharpshooter Imaging provides souvenir photography and products to Museum guests. Using chroma key technology, guests have the opportunity to pose in front of a blue screen located near the entrance of the submarine Growler and in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Upon exiting the exhibits, guests will be able to see their finished images in sea, air and space themed settings.

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek at the Intrepid Museum— the first venue in the United States to host this immersive “Trek Tech” experience, spanning 12,000 square feet on Pier 86. Become a cadet at the Starfleet Academy, and embark on an interactive journey with Leap Motion, projection mapping, holograms and other Star Trek technologies. After student orientation, you’ll visit nine zones focusing on the Academy’s special training in language, medicine, engineering, navigation, command and science. Complete your training to learn your specialty. In addition to Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, the Museum will feature special Star Trek–themed programs and tours. Cost for CityPASS holders: Adults, $10; Children 5-12, $7. Through October 31.

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

Pre-Boarding Photo: Purchase a pre-boarding photo taken next to a Statue of Liberty replica for $20. Available for purchase after cruise.

New York In Your Pocket : Take your cruise adventure home with you with the New York In Your Pocket souvenir audio guide, an MP3 player with the full narration from the International Sightseeing Cruise. Available for purchase at check-in for $9.95.

Hungry Sailor Upgrade: Add bar snacks to your Alive After Five cruise for an additional $18.58.

Walk the Plank Upgrade: Add beer, wine, soda and bar snacks to your Alive After Five cruise for an additional $49.55.

Fully Overboard Upgrade: Add a premium open bar plus bar snacks to your Alive After Five cruise for an additional $74.33.

Advice for Visitors

The Empire State Building Experience

Tips:
  • Be sure to download The Empire State Building Experience Official Multimedia Guide. Before your visit, peruse image galleries and stunning light shows, or learn about the Sustainability and Race to the Top exhibits. Once on site, the app serves as your personal tour guide as you move from the ground floor to the 360-degree open air views of the observation deck. Available for iPhone and Android.
  • Observatory is open until 2am every night for spectacular skyline and night sky views.
  • Enjoy live music on most Thursday - Saturday evenings after 9pm.
  • Whether its breakfast, lunch, or dinner, State Grill and Bar is located on the 1st floor to cater to your dining needs.
  • Check the Time to the Top here to better plan your visit.
  • 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, you may skip the regular Empire State Building ticket lines and proceed directly to the high speed elevator line.
  • Visitors to the observatory can enjoy free wifi onsite.
Amenities:
  • Dining: State Grill and Bar, Heartland Brewery, Europa Café, Starbucks

Best time to visit: Shortest daily wait times are between 8-10am or after 10pm.

Accessibility: The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. We have handicapped restrooms on the 86th Floor Observatory and also have lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted. The 86th Floor has ramps to make getting around easier and lowered viewing walls so that visitors in chairs can still take in the view.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for directions.

American Museum of Natural History

Tips:
  • Space Shows are every half-hour and IMAX films are every hour on the half hour from 10:30am - 4pm daily.
  • Take a self-guided "Night At the Museum" tour and see the real exhibits behind the movies!
  • Visit Ology, AMNH's website just for kids.
  • The museum has multiple apps available for download here, including the new Explorer app, which acts as your personal tour guide on your visit to the museum. You'll get a personalized experience that includes behind-the-scenes stories about exhibits, captivating interactives, stimulating quizzes and even turn-by-turn directions, all in a fun, easy-to-use interface.
  • CityPASS holders can enter at any of the three entrances and visit any admission desk (excluding Member desks). Look for the admission desk with the shortest line to save time.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Multiple dining facilities available
  • Gift Shops: Multiple museum shops

Best time to visit: Visit before noon on weekends when it's least crowded.

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

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tips:
  • 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 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.
  • Download the free Met app, the easiest way to see what's happening at The Met every day, wherever you are. Available for iPhone and Android.
  • Find tips for fun family time at MuseumKids.
  • Download and print suggested itineraries before you arrive.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The Cafeteria, Petrie Court Café, The American Wing Café, Live music in the Great Hall Balcony Bar Fri & Sat evenings, The Cloisters' Trie Café (open May-October)
  • Gift Shops: The Met Store

Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available at coat check.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: 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.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Tips:
  • The free Viewfinder Mobile App for Android and iPhone enhances your visit with these tools: Virtual Viewfinder, Snapshot, Audio tour and Shop & Eat.
  • Enjoy free WiFi throughout the building.
  • If you have a wait for your scheduled Top of the Rock® Observation Deck entry time, consider taking the Rockefeller Center Tour. The 75-minute guided tour will entertain and inform you while you await your scheduled time.
  • The Legendary Rainbow Room on the 65th floor offers dining and entertainment Monday evenings and brunch on Sundays from 10am-3pm. The Sixtyfive Bar at Rainbow Room offers cocktails and small plates Monday through Friday from 5pm-midnight. Don't miss your chance to visit this classic Manhattan destination, spectacularly preserved.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Restaurants on Concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (where you exit the elevators) and in the general vicinity.
  • Gift Shops: Shops on 67th floor, 69th floor, and Concourse level of Rockefeller Center offer exclusive Top of the Rock items.

Best time to visit: Visit Top of the Rock Observation Deck between 8-10am or 10-11pm when it's less crowded.

Accessibility: All hallways, exhibits and restrooms are handicap accessible.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for directions.

Groups: 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 obtain Top of the Rock Observation Deck timed tickets. There will be no exceptions made.

Guggenheim Museum

Tips:
  • Pressed for time? Walk the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ramps and see the permanent collection in less than an hour.
  • Borrow a device or download the Guggenheim app (for iPhone or Android) for free multimedia guides featuring tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed architecture and permanent collection in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
  • Visit guggenheim.org to confirm hours and exhibitions on view.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The Wright, Café 3
  • Gift Shops: Guggenheim Store

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

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: 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.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Tips:
  • Minors (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older to board the ferry.
  • Once you receive your Statue Cruises ticket, you have up to 3 days to board a cruise.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Snack bars are available on all boats. 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.
  • Gift Shops: Souvenirs available for purchase.

Best time to visit: Avoid longer wait times by arriving at Battery Park before 11am or after 2pm or boarding from Liberty State Park, in New Jersey.

Accessibility: All vessels and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Tips:
  • 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.
  • Be sure to download the Circle Line Skyline Navigator App before your cruise. Available in seven languages, it narrates the famous sites of New York City from your seat on the boat. For more info and to download, click here.
  • Harbor Lights cruises can fill up quickly! Plan to arrive early or secure your tickets ahead of time for this cruise.
  • Located close to midtown, Circle Line offers multiple cruise times each day, making it easy to find a time that works with your schedule.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Menu of freshly prepared options and snacks, as well as full bar on board. No outside food or beverage allowed.
  • Souvenirs, guidebooks and more available on board.

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

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: 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. Please proceed to the special designated CityPASS ticket line at Pier 83 to secure boarding passes.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Tips:
  • Admission to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is by timed-entry ticketing. There is no need to call ahead for a reservation.
  • Visit the What to Expect on Your Museum Visit and Before You Arrive sections of 911memorial.org for helpful information.
  • Consider an evening visit as the Memorial pools are illuminated at night.
  • Download one of the Memorial & Museum's free mobile apps, which provide a glimpse into the events of September 11, 2001. Through the 9/11 Memorial Guide, visitors are able to understand the 9/11 Memorial itself. Through the 9/11 Museum Audio Guide, visitors can discover more about the history of 9/11 and the archaeological elements and architectural designs of the Memorial and the Museum.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Café
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store

Best time to visit: Wednesdays are the least-crowded day to visit.

Accessibility: The Memorial & Museum are both fully accessible. Click here for more information.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 20 or more: Call (212) 266-5200; email groups@911memorial.org. Before arrival, please call or email Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, for helpful information and to arrange access via group entry.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Tips:
  • Enhance your visit in the Space Shuttle Pavilion by downloading the Intrepid Museum’s free iPhone app, Mission Intrepid: Explore Enterprise, from Apple’s App Store. Available for iOS 7, the app enhances the experience of visiting the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion and includes nine different interactive experiences for visitors to unlock while exploring the Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibition; see details.
  • Be sure to talk to the volunteers—many served aboard Intrepid or on other Navy ships.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Café
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (646) 381-5010; Email groupsales@intrepidmuseum.org.

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

Tips:
  • We recommend you arrive 45 minutes prior to your International Sightseeing Cruise time and check in at the box office. Boarding starts 30 minutes prior to cruise time. For the Alive After Five cruise, boarding starts an hour prior to cruise time.
  • An open deck is available; it’s recommended you bring along a light jacket or wrap in warmer months as it may get breezy on board, and appropriately warm clothes in winter months.
  • Once you receive your International Sightseeing Cruise or Alive After Five ticket, you have up to 3 days to board a cruise.
Amenities:
  • Concessions are available on board including light bites and refreshments.

Accessibility: All vessels and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Please contact Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises prior to attending.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 30 or more: Call (646) 576-8400 or email NYreservations@hornblower.com.

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