Book the Edge NYC and American Museum Tickets | Save upto 10%

The Edge NYC is the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, with a height of 1100 feet.

The American Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum with over 35 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils and more.

The distance from Edge NYC to the American Museum of Natural History is just 2.8 miles.

The separate tickets for the Edge NYC start at  $40, and the American Museum starts at $25; by booking this combo, you can save up to 10% or  $15 per ticket.

Plus, you can select your preferred date and time for visiting each attraction.

Ticket Includes:

For the Edge NYC:
Admission to the Edge NYC
Access to the indoor observation deck, outdoor sky deck, Skyline Steps, Glass Floor, and Eastern Point
Multimedia Experience
Free digital souvenir photo

For the American Museum :
American Museum of Natural History Entry
Access to all museum halls with permanent exhibitions

Edge NYC and American Museum Tickets Price:

Edge NYC:

Visitor’s AgeTicket Price
Adult ticket (12 to 61 years)$35
Child ticket (6 to 11 years)$30
Infant ticket (Under 5 years)Free
Senior ticket (62+ years)$33

American Museum of Natural History:

Visitor’s AgeTicket Price
Adult ticket (13 to 59 years)$23
Child ticket (3 to 12 years)$15
Senior ticket (60+ years )$20
Student ticket (with ID)$20

Combo Offer:

Per Participant$58

How do you book these combo tickets?

You can book the combo in just three simple steps:

Choose the preferred time: Select the dates and times you want for each attraction on the booking website. Also, select the number of tickets you need.

Complete secure payment: Once you are done, you must complete the secure payment process. 

Receive your tickets: Once payment is processed, you will receive your combo tickets by email. Print out your tickets or save them to your phone before you go!

Know Before You Go:

  • The Edge NYC provides free entrance for children under 6 years old.
  • Discounted rates are available for NYC residents & US military personnel at the Edge.
  • An adult must accompany children under 12 years of age.
  • Only service animals are allowed on the premises.
  • The museum provides free admission for military members.
  • A special pay-what-you-wish admission for NY, NJ & CT residents with ID is available on-site. 
  • Free admission starts at 4.30 pm.
  • Both Edge NYC and Summit are Wheelchair Accessible.

Cancellation Policy:

You can flexibly cancel your Edge NYC and American Museum tickets until 23.59 before the day of your visit with a full refund.

Plus, by selecting an anytime cancellation option, you can cancel the Edge tickets anytime before the entry times.

Suggested Itinerary for Visiting the Edge NYC and American Museum

Enjoy visiting the American Museum of Natural History in the early afternoon to avoid heavy crowds due to school groups.

After exploring the museum, take a break to grab a snack or early dinner at a nearby eatery before heading to the Edge NYC in the late afternoon.

Reach the Edge NYC around the sunset or after the sunset hours and stay till late at night to relax and enjoy the nocturnal beauty of Edge at night.

Here’s a tip: Sunset hours bring a lot of crowds to Edge NYC. If you are ready to face it, the views are worth it!

However, if you don’t want that, plan to spend your evening exploring the Hudson Yards to see attractions like Vessel, Shed and High Line Park.

What to Expect with the Edge NYC and American Museum tickets

With these combo tickets in hand, you can enter any of these attractions first in your preferred time slot.

You must take care of one thing: You must enter within a 30-minute window of the time slot mentioned at the American Museum.

Once you are in, you will be surrounded by history with stunning exhibits and displays.

There, you can see various exhibits like the 94-foot-long Blue Whale Model, African Elephants, Dinosaur Mummy, Giant Tortoise, Sequoia Tree and more.

If you are on a self-guided tour, we highly recommend downloading the museum’s free Explorer app to help you navigate and gain insights.

Distance from the Edge NYC to the American Museum of Natural History?

The Edge NYC Address: 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001, United States

American Museum Address: 200 Central Park W, New York, NY 10024, United States

The Edge is located in the newest development project of Manhattan, Hudson Yards, near the Hudson River.

The American Museum of Natural History is located at Theodore Roosevelt Park, across the street from Central Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The distance between the attractions is 2.8 miles (4.5 km).

You can easily travel between them using various means of transport, such as the subway, bus, car and taxi.

By Subway:

Nearest station: 34 St – Penn Station
Cost: $1 to $ 3
Time taken:
15- 20 minutes

The easiest and cheapest way to travel from Edge NYC to American Musuem is by taking a subway line A.

You can take the line from the nearest 34 St – Penn Station, located 0.4 miles away from the Edge. GET DIRECTIONS

You must get off at the 81 St-Museum of Natural History station.

The museum is located within the station, and you won’t have any problem in reaching there.

By Car:

Route: via 10th Ave and Amsterdam Ave
Time taken:
10 minutes

If you have a car, you can also drive from the Edge NYC to the Museum in just 10 minutes.

The shortest route between them is via 10th Ave and Amsterdam Ave, which is 2.8

miles long. To use it:

1. Head northeast on 10th Ave toward W 31st St. to reach Amsterdam Ave.
2. Continue onto Amsterdam Ave. until you reach 81st St
3. Turn right onto W 81st St.
4. After a while, you will see the museum; use any lane to turn right towards it.

By Taxi:

Cost: $5
Time taken: 10 minutes

If you prefer private transport, you can easily book them online or hail them on the street.

Taxis are readily available in NYC, and taking a taxi is the fastest way to travel from Edge to the American Museum. However, it might cost more.

You can use a taxi if you are short on time or have luggage. Taxis in NYC cost around $5 and take 5-10 minutes to cover the distance.

Opening Hours of the Attractions:

Both Edge and American Musuem are open daily at 10 am. The Edge remains open till 10 pm at night, while the museum closes early at 5.30 pm.

The museum also allows free entry after 4.30 pm. However, it’s the crowdedest time, and you must reserve early to enter.

Edge NYCAmerican Musuem 
Opening Hours10 am to 10 pm10 am to 5.30 pm
Last Entry50 minutes before closing
Closed on During Extreme Weather ConditionsThanksgiving and Christmas Day
Best time to visitEarly morning or SunsetEarly Afternoon

The attractions might be closed due to unforeseen circumstances, so check their official websites before planning a visit.

Also, you can learn more about the Opening Hours of the Edge NYC here.

How long do you spend at the Natural History Museum and the Edge NYC?

There is a timed entry at both attractions. Once you are in on time, you can stay for as long as you want.

Visitors typically spend 1-2 hours at both attractions.

We recommend keeping aside at least 2 hours to explore the Edge and two and a half hours to experience the museum.

If you plan to do a city climb adventure at the Edge, be sure to arrive early and take out 3-4 hours.

Also, visitors seeing the Edge at night tend to spend more time there. If you plan a night visit, feel free to stay and enjoy!

About the Edge NYC and American Museum of Natural History

The Edge NYC

Height: 1,100 feet (340 m)
Observatory: The Edge, 100th floor
Opened On:
11 March, 2020
Known for: Height and Unparalleled views
Kohn Pedersen Fox

The Edge is a triangular observation deck suspended in mid-air on the 100th floor of the 30 Hudson Yards Building.
Located at 1,131 feet, it is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and the second highest globally.

It is well surrounded by glass walls offering 360-degree views. It also has glass floors to look down the street.

From the Edge, you can see various famous landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and more.

For more unobstructed views and adventurous experiences, the edge also offers City Climb Experience to visitors.

American Museum of Natural History

Area: 2,500,000 sq ft (232,258 m2)
Opened on: 22 May, 1871
Known For: Exhibits of Natural Historic Elements
Ticket Prices: $25
Annual Visitors: 5 million

The American Museum of Natural History is a large complex that comprises 20 interconnected buildings that house 45 permanent exhibition halls, along with a planetarium and a library.

At the museum, visitors can see over 35 million specimens of animals, plants, fossils, minerals, rocks, fungi, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts.

Some of the must-see artifacts in the museum include:

1. Blue Whale Model: A 94-foot-long model of a blue whale, the largest animal ever known to have existed. Located on Floor 1.

2. Giant Sequoia Tree: A large tree bark from 1400 years ago that contains a natural wood preservative and is highly resistant to disease. Located on the 1st Floor.

3. Dinosaur Mummy: Fossilized imprint of a duck-billed dinosaur carcass located in the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs on the 4th Floor.

4. The Titanosaur:  A cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur that roamed Patagonia 100 to 95 million years ago. Located on 4th Floor.

5. Galápagos Giant Tortoise: See these giant tortoises, once so plentiful that ships loaded up on them, located in the Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians on Floor 3.


How much can I save with the Edge NYC and American Museum combo tickets?

By booking the combo tickets, you can save up to 10% or $15 per ticket compared to purchasing separate tickets for each attraction.

Plus, you can select your preferred date and time slot for visiting each attraction during the booking process.

Are there any special rates available for specific groups?

The Edge NYC offers discounted rates for NYC residents and US military personnel.

The museum provides free admission for military members and offers pay-what-you-wish admission for NY, NJ, and CT residents, with ID available on-site.

What is the cancellation policy for these combo tickets?

You can cancel your Edge NYC and American Museum tickets up to 23:59 before the day of your visit for a full refund.

There’s also an anytime cancellation option available for Edge tickets.

How do I travel between the Edge NYC and the American Museum?

You can travel between the attractions easily using various transportation options, such as the subway, car, or taxi.

The subway is the cheapest and most convenient mode of transport, while taxis offer a faster but pricier option.

Can I enter the American Museum for free at a specific time?

Yes, free admission to the American Museum starts at 4:30 pm.

However, it’s advisable to reserve early to secure entry, as considerable waiting times may occur.

Featured Image: Edgenyc.com Americanmuseum.org

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