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New York CityPASS is a ticket booklet that saves 42% 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 Experience

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

(877) 692-8439 (NYC-VIEW)

esbnyc.com

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

amnh.org

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

metmuseum.org

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.

The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
New York, NY 10040

(212) 923-3700

metmuseum.org

Mar-Oct, 10am-5:15pm

Nov-Feb, 10am-4:45pm

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

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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

(877) 692-7625

topoftherocknyc.com

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

guggenheim.org

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

statuecruises.com

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.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

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

(877) 925 1161

circleline42.com

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.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

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

(212) 266-5211

911memorial.org

Museum Hours:
Oct-Mar: Sun-Thu, 9am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-9pm
Apr-Sep: CityPASS valid for entry Sun-Thu 2pm-8pm; Fri-Sat 2pm-9pm.
Last entry 2 hours prior to close.
Not valid on 9/11.

Memorial Hours: Open Daily 7:30am-9pm

Important travel notice
- CityPASS Entry Starts at 2pm Daily

CityPASS Entry Starts at 2pm DailyFrom April through September, CityPASS can only be used for admission to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum starting at 2pm or later. From October through March, CityPASS can be used for admission during regular attraction hours.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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

(877) 957-SHIP

intrepidmuseum.org

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

CityPASS Admission

Empire State Building Experience

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 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

Skip-the-line admission, plus entry into all Special Exhibitions. Also, same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens after visiting The Met. Please note that if the CityPASS ticket is used first at The Cloisters, the visit to The Met must occur on the same day.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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 special exhibitions that are significant and intriguing.

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 Sightseeing Cruises

One regularly scheduled Landmark 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.)

9/11 Memorial & Museum

General admission to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

General admission and Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to the Enterprise.

Highlights

Empire State Building Experience
  • 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
  • After you visit The Met, enjoy same-week admission to The Cloisters, which is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Please note that if the CityPASS ticket is used first at The Cloisters, the visit to The Met must occur on the same day.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • 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.
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck is 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 spiral rotunda features critically-acclaimed special exhibitions.
  • Free daily educator-led tours and a free multimedia guide with architecture and collection tours in five languages.
  • 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 Sightseeing 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: Landmark 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.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • 110,000-square feet of exhibition space located below ground, within the heart of the World Trade Center site.
  • The memorial exhibition contains a gallery where portraits of the nearly 3,000 victims line all four walls.
  • The opening section of the historical exhibition presents the events of the day as they unfolded on September 11, 2001.
  • Large artifacts, including the "Survivors' Stairs", are striking to experience in person and help to tell a vivid story.
  • Foundation Hall, which houses the slurry wall, is the Museum’s culminating space.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • The Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle that paved the way for America’s successful Space Shuttle Program.
  • On display are more than two dozen authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world’s fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Museum features the submarine Growler, the only American guided missile submarine open to the public; the Exploreum Interactive Hall, a fully interactive exhibit space; an 18,000 sq. ft. education center; and Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust.
  • 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 on-site at a discounted rate for CityPASS holders.)

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 Experience

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 your multimedia 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 any ticket window.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the Advanced Ticketing 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. Please note that if you start your visit at The Cloisters, your visit to The Met must occur on the same day.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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 Observation Deck ticket.

Guggenheim Museum

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

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at ticket windows 2,3,4, or 5 at Battery Park or at either ticket window at Liberty State Park to obtain ticket to board the 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 Sightseeing Cruises

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at VIP window.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at entry queues to be directed to the correct ticket window. Next available timed ticket will be issued here. Please note: From April to September, visit must occur after 2pm.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the main museum entrance; skip the general admission line and look for the designated CityPASS line.

Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS

Guggenheim Museum

Visit the Guggenheim's website to see what special exhibits are currently on view.

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.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

HUBBLE@25
Open through September 14, 2015
HUBBLE@25 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch into space. Located in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, HUBBLE@25 brings together original artifacts, breathtaking deep space images, artistic photographs and immersive experiences all related to the Hubble Space Telescope.

The telescope’s extraordinary images of the cosmos have revolutionized astronomy and transformed the way we view our planet and its place in the universe. Visitors will be able to view the actual tools used to repair the telescope in space. These tools, designed for the hostile conditions of space, are rarely on public display.

HUBBLE@25 also features images of New York City-based photographer Michael Soluri, who was granted unrestricted access to the astronaut crew during their training for the fifth and final mission to Hubble. His photography captures both the human elements of exploration and the curiosity of spaceflight, along with the unique hardware and tools that the astronauts used.

Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition
Open through June 8, 2015
Objects in Conversation, featuring new acquisitions to the Museum’s collections, creates conversations between objects, challenging visitors to understand the Museum’s artifacts in new and surprising ways and also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ways in which Museum staff members interpret, care for and display its collections.

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

Empire State Building Experience

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

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.

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 Observation Deck

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

Rockefeller Center Tour: Use the coupon in your CityPASS booklet for $5 off the Rockefeller Center Tour, a guided 75-minute tour. Departs every half-hour from 10am-7pm. Regular price, $17; price for CityPASS holders (with coupon), $12.

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 Sightseeing Cruises

Best of NYC Cruise: Cost for CityPASS holders: $5.

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. Cost for CityPASS holders: $20..

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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 on-site at a discounted rate for CityPASS holders.) 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)

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.)

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.

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 Experience
  • 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Includes same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens after visiting The Met. Please note that if the CityPASS ticket is used first at The Cloisters, the visit to The Met must occur on the same day.
  • 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 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
  • 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.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Visit Top of the Rock Observation Deck 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.
  • If you have a wait for your scheduled Top of the Rock Observation Deck entry time, consider taking the Rockefeller Center Tour, available to CityPASS holders for a special price of $12 with the coupon in your CityPASS booklet. The 75-minute guided tour will entertain and inform you while you await your scheduled time.
  • Re-opening in October 2014, the Legendary Rainbow Room on the 65th floor will offer dining and entertainment Monday evenings and brunch on Sundays from 10am-3pm. The Sixtyfive Bar at Rainbow Room will offer cocktails and small plates Monday through Friday from 5pm-midnight. Don't miss your chance to visit this classic Manhattan destination, spectacularly preserved.
Guggenheim Museum
  • To bypass lines, present your New York CityPASS ticket at the information desk.
  • Pressed for time? Walk the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ramps and see the permanent collection in less than an hour.
  • Visit guggenheim.org to confirm hours and exhibitions on view.
  • New York CityPASS holders receive a free Guggenheim tote with $35+ purchase and save 10% at The Wright restaurant. See booklet for details.
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 Sightseeing 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.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • CityPASS admission to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is by timed-entry ticketing. There is no need to call ahead for a reservation; you will receive a ticket for the next available time upon presenting your CityPASS booklet.
  • Visit the What to Expect on Your Museum Visit and Before You Arrive sections of 911memorial.org for helpful information.
  • Wednesdays are the least crowded day to visit.
  • 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.
  • Free tote with a purchase of $25 or more at the Museum Store. See booklet for details.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • 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.
  • Learn more about the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's neighborhood, Hell's Kitchen, here.
  • Get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at the Museum Store. See booklet for details.

On-site Services

Empire State Building Experience

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: Multimedia Tour included with 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: The museum has multiple apps available for download here.

Gift Shop: 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.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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 Observation Deck 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-Guided Visits: 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.

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 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.

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 Sightseeing 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

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Dining: Café located on the second level of the Museum Pavilion.

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

Gift Shop: Museum Store located on the Concourse Lobby level of the Museum.

Coat Check: Available on Concourse Lobby level. Baggage check is required for all large bags, backpacks, large umbrellas and other items deemed too large or a danger to exhibits.

Getting There

Empire State Building Experience

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

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Subway: B, D, F, or M 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 Sightseeing 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.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Subway: A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4 or 5 trains to Fulton Street; E train to World Trade Center; R train to Cortlandt Street; or 1 train to Rector Street.

Other Directions: For additional directions, click here.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Bus: Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.

Subway: Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.

Water: Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or, from New Jersey, take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.

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.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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 Observation Deck 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 Sightseeing 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.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

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

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

For group sales reservations, information and benefits available to groups of 15 or more, please contact Group Sales.

City Information

Transportation

New York Public Transportation — MetroCard

MTA

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

HopStop

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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