Private tour

Museum of the City of New York Private Family Tour

Museum of the City of New York Private Family Tour

From US$ 350 per group up to 20

Discover the captivating 400-year history of New York with a personalized, in-depth, and interactive visit to the Museum’s exhibitions.

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Duration 1 hour
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Begin your family trip to New York at the venue dedicated to celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future
  • Explore "New York at Its Core" exhibition that explores the cities' history and future through objects, images, and interactive digital experiences
Full description
Have a scholar guide you on a private tour through the galleries of the museum, highlighting the most compelling stories of New York City. Hear behind-the-scenes facts, stories, and anecdotes about the city’s past, present, and future.  Design the future of New York in The Future City Lab, the innovative, interactive culmination of the "New York at Its Core" exhibition. The lab includes creative design games and other engaging displays that bring contemporary history to life. Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, the exhibition highlights stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of New Yorkers.
  • 1-hour guided tour during public Museum hours
  • General admission
  • Short documentary screening
  • Headphones with translation in Spanish, French, and Mandarin
  • 15% discount at the Museum Shop
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the rotunda under the beautiful Starlight chandelier, right inside the Museum's entrance. Check-in with Visitor Services as you enter.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Suggested for families with children ages 8 to 15 years old
  • Offered daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM except for listed holidays and special-event dates
  • Dates and times subject to availability

Product ID: 285202