Guided tour

NYC: Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours NYC

NYC: Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours NYC

From US$ 221.54 per person

Visit two of the Big Apple’s most iconic museums in one day, allowing you to make the most of your time in New York. Join our enthusiastic guide on this 5 hour tour that will explore history, art and nature’s marvels combining these two amazing museums.

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Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Take the ultimate Museum Tour and cover it all in one day
  • Follow your expert guide into the best areas of each museum
  • See all the must-see pieces of art
Full description
Start with the Met and its roughly 2 million works of art and artifacts covering everything from Ancient Egypt to modern art. From the Great Hall, visit the museum’s most important galleries. Pass through the Medieval Europe Gallery on your way to the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace. Explore armory from the Middle Ages, including pieces worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the famed portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware. A host of European painters including Vermeer, Picasso and Van Gogh awaits you as you learn about their troubled yet exciting lives. After a break for lunch, check out a few of the 33 million objects housed in the American Museum of Natural History, covering basically all of Earth’s history. Begin with the museum itself as you learn about its history in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda. Your guide will then 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. 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 the orbit in the Rose Center for Earth and Space to feel unbelievably insignificant facing the mysteries of the cosmos Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Henry VIII armor, Tiffany Autumn landscape, Chicago Stock Exchange Stairs, Madame X, Pop culture then and now, Hudson River School, Washington Crossing the Delaware, Jan Vermeer, Madonna with Child, Picasson, Seurat, Van Gogh and more! This 5.5-hour guided tour runs daily and it includes entrance fees for both Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History, a professional art historian guide, and private and semi-private tour options. Gratuities, food, drinks, and pickup or drop-off services are not included.
  • Entrance fees and skip-the-line access to the museums
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private and small group tour options
  • Walking tour
  • Maximum of 8 people per group
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The museum may be subjected to occasional closures without prior warning. When this occurs, you will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases, the local partner is unable to provide refunds or discounts
  • Appropriate dress is required for entry
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin backpacks
  • Due to increased security measures, some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access
  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in these cases your guide will provide the information about these places before entering the specific rooms
  • Small groups run with maximum 8 participants
  • This tour runs with a minimum of 2 guests. If this is not the case, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Wheelchair-friendly tours are available upon request only
Customer reviews

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El guía Mr. Jeff excelente. Muy amable y conoce muy bien los museos.

July 31, 2021


Very knowledgeable guide- Would have been lost without him.

March 1, 2022

Product ID: 128520