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Met & Natural History Museum Skip-the-Line Combo Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Join our enthusiastic guide and up to 8 guests on this 5.5 hour semi-private guided museum combo tour that will explore history, art, and nature’s marvels at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History. You’ll have a short break between the two museums to stay comfortable. 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.
City: New York City
Thu 23 May
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Starting at $221.54
Thu 23 May
Starting at $221.54
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What's Included
Semi-Private Museum Tour
Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
All Entrance Fees
Professional Tour Guide
Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
Additional Info
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Notes: The Met and Natural History 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.
What To Expect
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
With no less than 2 million works of art and artifacts on hand, the Met showcases objects from Ancient Greece and Egypt as well as modern art from Europe and beyond. During this tour, you’ll start at the sumptuous Great Hall before moving to the museum’s most important galleries. In the Medieval Europe Gallery you’ll learn about the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace as well as armory worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the iconic portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware River. Learn about the turbulent and inspiring lives of several European painters including Vermeer, Seurat, and Van Gogh in the European wings. 
American Museum of Natural History
After a break for lunch, move to the American Museum of Natural History where you’ll take a trip through time and space. The museum’s 33 million objects are spread through 28 different buildings. You’ll start by learning the museum’s history in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda before moving onto hear how the dioramas are created as you explore the giant African mammals of the Akeley Hall.  The creatures get even bigger as you move towards the dinosaur exhibits featuring some of the most complete collections of dinosaur skeletons anywhere in the world. From the gargantuan Titanosaur to the crowd-favorite T-Rex, even the most serious adult feels like a kid staring up at these beasts. You’ll then move on to hear about the North American Forests, featuring the giant Sequoia, before gaping up at the 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. End your visit with a trip to space, exploring the Cosmic Pathway that details the no fewer than 13 billion years of our universe’s existence.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (39)
Oct 2022
When we decided to visit the Natural History Museum, we knew we wanted a guide to help us get more out of the experience and Mark did not disappoint! His enthusiastic and knowledgeable helped us to get the most out of all of the amazing exhibits! Highly recommend.
Oct 2022
AMAZING TOUR with Mark at the Met and Natural History Museum! He was so engaging and personable with each one of us ( we had 8 ) and encouraged us to really see what was behind all of the art we saw, just not the picture or object. His expertise and upbeat personality made this one of the best tours we have ever had. I truly believe our experience at these two museums wouldn’t have been the same if it weren’t for Mark’s guidance and explanations. Thank you Mark! We will highly recommend Babylon tours and Mark to all our traveling friends !
Sep 2022
We had the absolute pleasure of enjoying a tour with Mark around the Met Gallery. I cannot recommend this tour and Mark highly enough. It was our first ever visit to The Met and I know we will always remember this special and unique experience. Mark did not just show us around he made the artists come alive to us. His enthusiasm and passion for Art is infectious. I was on this tour with my Mum and 2 teenage daughters and each one of us got so much from this tour. Mark also has lots of anecdotes and information around The Met Gala Ball (which my daughters loved to hear) and around the artisits and who they were. We simply loved it - this tour is a must if you plan to viist The Met. Thank you Mark for a very special visit

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