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Location & Hours

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Highlights

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Location & Hours

Empire State Building

20 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10118

Open daily, 11am-11pm
Last elevator leaves 45 minutes before close.
Special holiday hours may 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 Day, Christmas Day and the Saturday before Halloween/October 31.

(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, 1-9pm
Last elevator ascends at 8:15pm.
Hours may vary on holidays.

(877) 692-7625
topoftherocknyc.com

Guggenheim Museum

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

Mon, Wed-Fri, Sun: 10am-5:30pm
Tue and Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Hours may vary; visit website for current hours and exhibitions on view.

(212) 423-3500
guggenheim.org

Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Battery Park
New York, NY 10004

Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ 07305


The Battery Park ticket office is located inside Castle Clinton.
The ticketing area at Liberty State Park is located by the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal near the water.

Box office closes 15 minutes before last departure.
Please check daily ferry schedule at statuecruises.com. Depart before 2pm to have enough time to visit both islands.
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 circleline.com or call (212) 563-3200.
Please arrive 30-45 minutes early for boarding.
Some cruises are seasonal and do not run all year, so check schedules at circleline.com.
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
circleline.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.
Last entry 2 hours prior to close.
Memorial Hours: Open Daily 7:30am-9pm

The museum is closed to the public on 9/10 after 3pm and on 9/11. The memorial is closed to the public until 3pm on 9/11.

(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 at South Street Seaport
78 South Street
New York, NY 10038

Pier 78
455 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Brookfield Place Terminal
Battery Park City
Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281

For Alive After Five Cruise schedules, please visit hornblower.com. Please note this cruise does not sail daily.

(646) 832-4805
hornblower.com

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Only available with New York C3

11 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019, USA

Open daily 10am-5:30pm
Open until 9pm Fridays and first Thursdays.
PS1 is open from noon-6pm Thursday through Monday.
MoMA and PS1 are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas; MoMA PS1 is also closed on New Year's Day.

(212) 708-9400
moma.org

Edge at Hudson Yards
Only available with New York C3

20 Hudson Yards, Level 4
New York, NY 10001

The Edge entrance is on Level 4 of The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards.

Open daily, 8am-12am

(332) 204-8500
edgenyc.com

CityPASS Admission

Empire State Building

New York CityPASS

General admission entry to the 86th floor observatory and admission to the 2nd floor museum, plus bonus same-night general admission (July and Sept-Dec between 8pm-10pm; August, between 8pm-11pm)

To ensure the safety of guests, the Survey Makers exhibit, Scenes of NYC exhibit, and the 86th Floor binoculars are temporarily unavailable.

New York C3

One-time general admission entry to the 86th floor observatory and admission to the 2nd floor museum

To ensure the safety of guests, the Survey Makers exhibit, Scenes of NYC exhibit, and the 86th Floor binoculars are temporarily unavailable.

American Museum of Natural History

New York CityPASS

Admission to the Museum and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, including the Hayden Planetarium Space Show or a giant-screen movie in 3D and 2D

New York C3

Admission to the Museum and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, including the Hayden Planetarium Space Show or a giant-screen movie in 3D and 2D

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York CityPASS

General Admission, including three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters, plus Audio Guide

New York C3

General Admission, including three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters, plus Audio Guide

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

New York CityPASS

General admission to Top of the Rock®

New York C3

General admission to Top of the Rock®

Guggenheim Museum

New York CityPASS

General admission to the Guggenheim’s collection, plus special exhibits

New York C3

General admission to the Guggenheim’s collection, plus special exhibits

Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

New York CityPASS

Reserve ticket for one Statue Cruises ferry ride to and from Liberty Island and Ellis Island, audio guides, and admission to the Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island Immigration Museum (Crown Tickets and Pedestal Access not included)

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Museum are temporarily closed.

New York C3

Reserve ticket for one Statue Cruises ferry ride to and from Liberty Island and Ellis Island, audio guides, and admission to the Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island Immigration Museum (Crown Tickets and Pedestal Access not included)

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Museum are temporarily closed.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

New York CityPASS

One regularly scheduled Landmarks Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise (available mid-March through December) or Best of NYC Cruise

New York C3

One regularly scheduled Landmarks Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise (available mid-March through December) or Best of NYC Cruise

9/11 Memorial & Museum

New York CityPASS

General admission

New York C3

General admission

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

New York CityPASS

General admission, including the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the submarine Growler and the film Story of Intrepid

New York C3

General admission, including the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the submarine Growler and the film Story of Intrepid

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

New York C3

A one-hour See NYC Sightseeing Cruise, a two-hour Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruise, or a Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

The See NYC Sightseeing Cruise and the Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Cruise are currently unavailable and will resume in 2021.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Only available with New York C3

New York C3

General admission to MoMA’s collection, including a free audio guide, same-day films, and entry to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens

Edge at Hudson Yards
Only available with New York C3

New York C3

General admission

Highlights

Empire State Building

  • Walk through the newly-designed entrance and take in the grand staircase featuring a two-story, built-to-scale architectural model of the building, PLUS get a glimpse of the high-tech LED exhibit that celebrates lighting ceremonies performed by famous celebrity guests.
  • NEWLY OPENED 2nd FLOOR MUSEUM! Don't miss the immersive exhibit galleries on the second floor. See the New York City streets of the late 1920s come to life in full color as the construction of the Empire State Building begins, and watch hot rivets and steel beams fly overhead; learn about both original and modern Otis elevators that power 4 million visitors’ trip to the top each year; see highlights of ESB’s starring role in pop culture through the decades, as well as images and signed memorabilia from some of the most famous visitors; experience a close encounter with King Kong (you can even step into his hands!), and more.
  • Take in panoramic views of up to six states from the 86th floor’s 360-degree open-air promenade, heated for comfort, or from climate-controlled viewing galleries; high-powered binoculars are available free of charge.
  • Look out on New York City from 1,050 feet above the bustling streets below and experience one-of-a-kind views of Central Park, The Hudson River and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, and much more.
  • Get the details about what you’re viewing from every vantage point with The Empire State Building Official Multimedia Guide, free for download on Apple and Android devices.
  • Enjoy the revamped 80th floor; plan your custom NYC itinerary on NYCGo’s Above and Beyond interactive exhibit and browse exciting artistic exhibits.
  • Choose from eight in-building dining options, offering food and drink for every appetite and occasion.
  • Round out your Empire State Building experience exiting via the historic and iconic Art Deco lobby on 5th Avenue.

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 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.

Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and 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.
  • Get a deeper understanding of Lady Liberty’s history and what she stands for at the Statue of Liberty Museum, with its vast collection of historic and cultural artifacts.

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.
  • Explore original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films that immerse visitors in the science and history of Enterprise and the space shuttle era in the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

  • Enjoy unparalleled views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and landmarks, including One World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island and more, aboard Hornblower’s hour-long See NYC Sightseeing Cruise, departing from Pier 15.
  • Explore New York City in your own language! Our sightseeing cruise is narrated in English and available in eight additional languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean via Hornblower AudioTour App.
  • See NYC Sightseeing Cruise departs 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. (See NYC Sightseeing Cruise will resume in 2021.)
  • Step aboard the city's best happy hour cruise: Alive After Five from Hornblower, departing from Pier 15. An onboard DJ provides the soundtrack and New York City provides the sights, while you enjoy savory bar snacks and specialty cocktails, along with iconic views of NYC's skyline.
  • Get the most sightseeing out of your day on the The Hop-On, Hop-Off Cruise. This cruise travels between Pier 78 in Midtown and Downtown's Brookfield Place Terminal, just steps away from the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The cruise offers a live-narrated 90-minute tour of NYC’s must-see sights, including Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, Battery Park, the new Hudson Yards and more!

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Only available with New York C3

  • View beloved masterpieces like Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and works by Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Yayoi Kusama. MoMA’s collection also includes film, photography, architecture, design, performance and cutting-edge contemporary works.
  • Find something new and inspiring every time you visit; twice a year, approximately one-third of MoMA's galleries will be refreshed to present a constantly evolving display and show more of the collection in new ways.
  • Enjoy the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden when the weather is nice. For a refreshing pause, listen to the meditation stop in our free audio guide.
  • See a same-day film for free and receive free entry to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, within 14 days—all included in your MoMA admission.

Edge at Hudson Yards
Only available with New York C3

  • Take in the entire skyline from one place; Edge's unique vantage point on the western side of Manhattan lets you see all the way from the tip of Central Park down to the Statue of Liberty and beyond.
  • Leave the building and step out into the sky, suspended more than 1,100 feet up and 80 feet straight out into the air.
  • Feel the thrill of leaning out over the edge with the busy city below. The outdoor deck is made of frameless glass panels boldly angled outward.
  • Stand on top of the glass floor and look 100 stories straight down to see the city streets below your feet.
  • Get an even higher perspective from the outdoor stairs and seating area. Look out over the top of the glass panels and past the edge of the deck. Have a seat and hang out in the sky with your friends and family.
  • Take a once-in-a-lifetime photo at The Eastern Point, where there's space for one person to stand alone, surrounded by glass, air, and sky. You've never felt New York like this before!
  • Go straight to the top! Edge's high-speed elevators will take you Level 100, where Edge is located, in 60 seconds.

CityPASS Entry

Visit the CityPASS Travel Guide for detailed information on advance reservations and entry.

Offers/Upgrades

Empire State Building

102nd Floor Observatory: Venture up the Empire State Building’s mast in a glass elevator as your approach the newly-renovated 102nd Floor Observation Deck, featuring 360-degree views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Available for purchase at staffed kiosk. Cost: $30+tax.

Express Pass: Get to the top faster with an 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.

Discount: Save 15% at Showtime Pictures and The Official Empire State Building Store. See booklet or CityPASS Travel Guide for details.

American Museum of Natural History

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

The Butterfly Conservancy: Encounter 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat. Cost for CityPASS holders: adults, $12.50; children ages 2-12 $9.50. The Butterfly Conservancy is seasonal; check website for availability.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Discount: Get $15 off a purchase of $75 or more at The Met Store. See booklet or CityPASS Travel Guide for details.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Rockefeller Center Tour Discount: CityPASS holders receive $5 off the Rockefeller Center Tour, a 75-minute guided tour led by an expert historian. You'll explore the rich history and breathtaking artistry of one of NYC's most famous landmarks. Must present proof of CityPASS purchase to redeem.

Sun and Stars Upgrade: Visit Top of the Rock twice within 24 hours, once during the day and then again after sunset to see the city in a whole new light. Available for purchase at Top of the Rock box office. Cost for CityPASS guests: $19+tax.

Discount: Receive 20% off your purchase of $20 or more of Top of the Rock retail merchandise. See booklet or CityPASS Travel Guide for details.

Guggenheim Museum

Discount: Save 10% at The Wright restaurant. See booklet or CityPASS Travel Guide for details.

Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and 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.

Pedestal Access: Pedestal access is not included; however, a limited number of pedestal 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 pedestal access directly from statuecruises.com or by phone at (201) 604-2800. Read more about Pedestal Access here.

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

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)
  • 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: $10 per ride, or 3 rides for $27 (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.

Discount: Get 10% off Museum Store purchases. See booklet or CityPASS Travel Guide for details.

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 starting at $20. Available for purchase after cruise.

See NYC Sightseeing Tour Narration: Live Tour Narration is available in English; Additional languages available in eight languages: English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish via free Hornblower AudioTour Guide App

Alive After Five Upgrades: Hungry Sailor: Upgrade with buffet stations including Tex Mex, Asian and Pasta for $15. Walk the Plank Upgrade: Upgrade with unlimited beer, wine and soda as well as buffet stations including Tex Mex, Asian and Pasta for $40. Fully Overboard Upgrade: Upgrade with premium open bar along with buffet stations including Tex Mex, Asian and Pasta for $64.

Advice for Visitors

Empire State Building

Tips:
  • The Empire State Building Official Multimedia Guide serves as your own personal tour guide, taking you all the way from the ground floor to the 360-degree open-air views of the Observation deck. You can even click on the interactive app to hear more about the city’s key landmarks and neighborhoods as you view them from above. Find fun facts, image galleries, stunning light shows to music, and more. Available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German for iPhone and Android.
  • 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.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi, Starbucks, Sushi-Teria

Best time to visit: Between 8-10am or after 9pm.

Accessibility: The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant, with handicapped restrooms on the 86th Floor Observatory and 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 giant screen 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 and C3 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. Please note that lines may form at opening time due to security.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
  • You may encounter longer security lines at museum opening.
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 10 or more: Email groups@amnh.org in advance of arrival.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tips:
  • The Met is pay-as-you-wish for New York State residents and students from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut; visitors from outside New York are required to pay a fixed admission fee. Admission for children under 12 is 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.
  • 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.
  • CityPASS tickets and C3 tickets include admission to The Met Fifth Avenue as well as admission to The Met Breuer, home to The Met's modern and contemporary art program, and The Met Cloisters, dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. For more information about these locations, visit metmuseum.org. Visit any of the three locations in any order you wish.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
  • Pick up your complimentary audio guide(s) at any ticketing desk, audio pick-up cart, or throughout the museum at various locations.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Cafeteria, American Wing Café, Petrie Court Café, The Dining Room, Great Hall Balcony Cafe and Bar with live music Friday and Saturday evenings
  • 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 or email Mettours@metmuseum.org . School groups email email schoolvisits@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 Sixtyfive Bar at Rainbow Room offers cocktails and small plates Monday through Friday from 5pm-close and Sunday from 4-9pm. Don't miss your chance to enjoy the view from the highest outdoor terrace bar in NYC.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
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: Tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve online, go to www.topoftherocknyc.com/redeemcitypass. Or, the group leader can visit the box office in advance to reserve tickets. The box office is located at 50th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.); please visit between the hours of 8-10am or 9-11pm to reserve 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.
  • Visit guggenheim.org to confirm hours and exhibitions on view.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The Wright restaurant and the museum café
  • 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 or 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.

Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and 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.
  • Note that the box office closes 15 minutes prior to the last departure. If sailing on the last departure, please arrive 45 minutes early to allow for time to obtain your boarding ticket before the box office closes.
  • Statue Cruises ferries cannot accommodate luggage; please find storage for your luggage prior to your departure.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here. For more information on getting to the ferry, click here.
  • Before going through security, you must show your CityPASS ticket to obtain a Flex ticket that will act as your boarding pass for ferry transport to Liberty and Ellis Islands, as well as your admission to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. During busy times, ferry capacity will sell out. It is recommended that you get your Flex ticket in the morning, 10am or earlier, especially during summer months.
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 10am 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 and some cruises are seasonal, so plan ahead. Check available cruises for your travel dates: circleline.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. Available from both Apple and Google Play stores.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your reserved departure time.
  • Located close to midtown, Circle Line offers multiple cruise times each day, making it easy to find a time that works with your schedule.
  • Enjoy the onboard café and full bar with a freshly prepared menu and hot and cold beverages available for purchase.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
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@circleline.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:
  • 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.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Café
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store

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 or email groups@911memorial.org. Before arrival, please call or email Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, for helpful information and to arrange access via group entry.

Best Time to Visit: After 2pm is the least-crowded time to visit.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Tips:
  • Unlock facts, behind-the-scenes videos and augmented reality experiences in the Space Shuttle Pavilion with the iPhone app Mission Intrepid: Explore Enterprise; see details.
  • Be sure to talk to the volunteers—many served aboard Intrepid or on other Navy ships.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Café
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store

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

Best Time to Visit: Arrive in the morning to ensure you have enough time to explore the whole museum.

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

Accessibility: Because of the Intrepid’s status as a National Historic Landmark, most of the Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair. Areas that are not accessible by wheelchair include the fo’c’sle, combat information center, submarine Growler and Concorde. All restrooms and dining areas are fully accessible, as well as the flight deck, hangar deck and mess deck. The Museum does not have wheelchairs available for public use. Lightweight stools are available to borrow from the Information Desk. For more information about accessibility, please click here or contact the museum at access@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5158.

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises
Only available with New York C3

Tips:
  • For the NYC Sightseeing Cruise and Hop-on, Hop-off Cruise, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure; for Alive After Five, please arrive one hour prior to departure. Please note cruises are subject to availability.
  • 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.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
  • Please note the departure points for the cruise options: See NYC Sightseeing Cruise and Alive After Five Cruise depart from Pier 15, while the Hop-on, Hop-off cruise travels between Pier 78 (Midtown) and Brookfield Place Terminal (Downtown).
Amenities:
  • Concessions are available on board including light bites and refreshments.

Accessibility: All vessels and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

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

Groups: Groups of 20 or more: Call (646) 576-8400 or email NYreservations@hornblower.com.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Only available with New York C3

Tips:
  • Connect to free MoMA WiFi and get access to the Museum’s digital map and audio guides, which let you explore collection highlights, stops for kids, art made in New York, and more. There are charging stations throughout the Museum to keep you connected.
  • You can join artists, curators, and creative thinkers for conversations and workshops in the Crown Creativity Lab, a new participatory space on Floor 2.
  • MoMA’s new performance space, the Kravis Studio, presents new commissions, festivals, residencies, rehearsals and workshops in the heart of our collection galleries.
  • The Museum offers free gallery experiences led by educators, staff, artists and other guests every day at 11am 1pm, and 3pm. Selected programs are offered in Spanish, and special sessions include drawing and experimentation with artists’ processes.
  • If you’re visiting with kids, be sure to stop by the Heyman Family Art Lab on the first floor of the Cullman Education and Research Building. It’s a great place to let younger visitors get hands-on with art.
  • Artworks made just for MoMA can be found throughout the Museum by artists such as Yoko Ono, Sol LeWitt, and Experimental Jetset. You can find these artist commissions by using the Museum map.
  • The checkroom can get busy, especially at the end of the day, so just bring the essentials for your visit. Leave backpacks and large bags at home.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The Modern and The Bar Room, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant serving lunch and dinner; Café 2, a casual, family-friendly café with sandwiches, salads, pastas, wine, and beer; the Espresso Bar, serving coffee, pastries, and light refreshments; Terrace Café, offering seasonal snacks and share plates, cocktails, wine, and beer with terrace views
  • Gift Shops: MoMA Design Store, offering a unique selection of objects for the home, tech products, personal accessories, and MoMA-exclusive items; Museum Store, featuring MoMA books, collection and exhibition-related products, and items for kids.

Best Time to Visit: Ticket lines are longest when the Museum first opens, so consider arriving after 11am.

Accessibility: MoMA offers a variety of free programs and services to make the Museum accessible. Find information here.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (212) 708-9685 or email groupservices@moma.org to make a reservation for a private guided tour or before- and after-hours VIP tours.

Edge at Hudson Yards
Only available with New York C3

Tips:
  • There is no time limit to how long you can stay at Edge. The average length of stay is about 45 minutes to an hour, but if you still haven’t worked up the courage to step on the glass floor or if you're enjoying the incredible view with a glass of champagne, feel free to stay as long as you like!
  • Sip champagne or a signature cocktail in the sky with indoor and outdoor beverage and light food service.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Peak Restaurant (Floor 101)
  • Gift Shops: Beyond the Edge (Floor 4 and Floor 100)

Groups: Groups of 15 or more can contact groups@edgenyc.com to reserve a time slot for a smooth entry experience.

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

Accessibility: Click here for information on accessibility.

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