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Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket provided by Babylon Tours New York City

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-06-25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Make the most of your trip to the Museum of Natural History with a private tour tailored to your needs and interests. In addition breezing past long ticket lines with express admission, going with a guide ensures you don’t get lost or overwhelmed by the museum’s vast size. The tour leaves you with little-known facts about top highlights and stories about hidden gems often overlooked by visitors.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    American Museum of Natural History
    200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Meeting Point: “To Teddy’s right”; next to the Teddy Roosevelt equestrian statue outside the main Natural History Museum entrance on Central Park west.
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    American Museum of Natural History
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The 33 million objects housed in the museum cover basically all of Earth’s history, so you’ll be lucky to have a knowledgeable guide break it all down for you. Begin with the museum itself as you learn about its story in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda where you’ll meet the first of many prehistoric creatures on your visit. Your guide will reveal how the dioramas are made as you explore the giant African mammals of the Akeley Hall.  Then move towards the dinosaur exhibits where you’ll explore some of the most complete collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world. From the gargantuan Titanosaur to the more familiar T-Rex, you’ll feel like a kid again as you learn their stories. You’ll then move on to hear about the North American Forests, featuring the giant Sequoia, before gazing up at the giant Blue Whale hanging overhead in the Hall of Ocean Life. Visit some American mammals as you learn about the National Parks of the United States. Finally, blast off beyond our orbit in the Rose Center for Earth and Space to feel unbelievably insignificant facing the mysteries of the cosmos. Where else in New York can you feel like you’ve traveled through time and space without leaving the Upper West Side? 
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  • You'll end at
    American Museum of Natural History
    200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Meeting Point: “To Teddy’s right”; next to the Teddy Roosevelt equestrian statue outside the main Natural History Museum entrance on Central Park west.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience
  • Skip long lines with a pre-booked admission ticket
  • Go with a guide: The museum’s size can be overwhelming
  • Hear facts and stories often missed by visitors
Important Information
Departure Point
American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
Duration
120–150 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Skip-the-Line Private Museum Tour
  • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
  • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - American Museum of Natural History
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Notes: The Met museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kayla T wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Wow. This tour was just fantastic. Katherine was our tour guide, and she did absolutely everything in her power to make sure our tour was everything we wanted and more. When she found out I was a space enthusiast, she used her membership to get my mother and I tickets to see one
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Date of experience: March 2020
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StaceyT wrote a review Feb. 2020
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We started our day seeing the wonderful volcano movie. Then experienced the incredible solar system in the planetarium. Jessie our guide shared her excitement and knowledge of the history of New York and history of the world. We learned a lot, had a great time and really enjoyed
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mrsdavies3 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Toronto, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
Mark, our tour guide, was born to give the BEST tour as he has the BEST enthusiasm and manner to ENGAGE and INSPIRE the genius in everyone! Thank the heavens for Mark! We look forward to venturing into the ANHM with Mark again!!! Thank you for an amazing service. We appreciate
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jovsl L wrote a review Feb. 2020
Lima, Peru2 contributions
Loved the tour and our tour guide Mark! He was very knowledgeable and super nice and patient with the kids
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Date of experience: February 2020
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drpres wrote a review Dec. 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania86 contributions33 helpful votes
Katherine was a wonderful guide who skillfully toured us through an enormous museum and showed us the highlights with interesting stories and facts. She was very personable and we hope to have her for future tours in NYC! The tour is worth the price.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Fantastic Tour of Central Park
Jonathan gave us a fantastic tour. We had been to Central Park many times but we went to many areas of the park we
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Wonderful experience!
Katherine gave us an amazing tour of the Met and Central Park; we still talk about what a perfect day it was! We h
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Exquisite details about art at the Met / Natural History made exciting
(apologies late review) Really enjoyed the Met as our expert guide provided exquisite details behind every piece of
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FIrst time at the Met
This was my first time visiting the Met. Our tour guide Robin was wonderful. She was full of interesting insights
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Incredible experience
Mark was an amazing tour guide. We had such a blast. I Scheduled a tour with myself and three teenage boys 13, 16
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Inthralling
Robin was the perfect tour guide. She knew the museum, in and out. She was able to provide information regarding th
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Best Met Tour!
Robin is fantastic!!!! Her knowledge of art and history made for such an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend
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Mrs Lorna Knott
Mark was a wonderful tour guide. His passion and enthusiasm for art was a joy. He read the room very quickly and al
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A new appreciation for the Met
Mark was a wonderful guide! He was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the museum, and he offe
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Best tour we have ever taken!!
We were absolutely impressed by the tour!! It was out first time to New York and this has been one of the best high
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Highly recommended tour!
We had an excellent experience with Mark. We learned a lot and we explored areas of the Museum that we would never
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Private tour of Met
It was excellent!!! I booked this tour for my 40th birthday, for me, my 8 year old daughter and my two parents. Rob
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Mark was an OUTSTANDING guide!
Mark was knowledgeable, personable, and a joy to spend the afternoon with! We learned so much ... highly recommend!
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Vacation
A perfect walk with a perfect guide👍😊 We learned a lot of the history of New York. Very interesting and special f
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Worth every penny
Awesome tour. A must if you plan on visiting the met. You can never “get it” on your own. The tour guide, Mark,
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  • Duration: 120–150 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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