American Museum of Natural History Re-openingTicket Reservations Available Now On AMNH.ORG

To view the Museum’s reopening video, please click here 

FOR MEDIA: In-person press visits should be scheduled in advance by contacting the Museum’s media relations department at 212-769-5800 or     

New York, N.Y. – The American Museum of Natural History has reopened its doors to the general public, ending the longest closure in the Museum’s 150-year history. For reopening, attendance in the building will be limited to 25 percent of normal capacity to allow ample room for physical distancing, providing a unique, intimate opportunity for visitors to reacquaint themselves with such beloved Museum icons as the blue whale, the Titanosaur, and T. rex. With New York City public schools opening on September 21, in the coming days the Museum can offer families a place to learn and discover together, or to simply enjoy one another’s company. In addition to most of the Museum’s permanent halls, visitors will be able to see two special exhibitions: the blockbuster T. rex: The Ultimate Predator and a new exhibition, The Nature of Coloran exploration of what color reveals about the natural world and ourselves, which was on view for only a few days before the Museum closed in March.

As part of the reopening, the Museum will be highlighting critical components of its science and education mission, including by:

Advance ticket reservations are required and are available now on or through the Museum’s Explorer app. The Museum will be open to the public Wednesday–Sunday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, and facial coverings are required for all staff and visitors ages 2 and up. For more information on additional health and safety measures at the Museum, please click here.



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