Is The American Museum Of Natural History Free? | Simply Explained

Museums across the country have varying price structures including many which are free to enter throughout the year.

The American Museum of Natural History has varying prices including ways to get in for free, which we'll explain in this guide!

Questions We'll Answer About The American Museum of Natural History:

  • Is The American Museum of Natural History Free?
  • How Much Does The American Museum of Natural History Cost?

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Is The American Museum of Natural History Free?

Unlike the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is not free.

However, there are many affordable ways to access the museum if you're on a tight budget. 

Student, Military and Senior discounts are typically available, as well as the "Pay What You Wish" program.

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The only way to access the museum for free is if you're the guest of an American Museum of Natural History member who is part of a high enough membership tier to be able to gift tickets or guests. 

The museum previously held "free days", but since early-2020 these free days have yet to return. As soon as any sort of free admission days return on a consistent basis we'll be sure to update this page! 

Parking at the museum also isn't free and a separate expense you should account for. 

How Much Does The American Museum of Natural History Cost?

The prices for general admission at the American Museum of Natural History are below:

  • Adult: $28
  • Child: $16
  • Student: $22
  • Senior: $22

Additional discounts may also be available for military and first responders. When you arrive at the museum you'll want to inquire about what is available with the cashier before you buy your tickets. 

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There are also discounts available for residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Ticket prices for residents of these three states are below:

  • Resident Adult: $25
  • Resident Child: $14
  • Resident Student: $20
  • Resident Senior: $20

 

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