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Met & Natural History Museum Skip-the-Line - Exclusive Combo Tour

Overview
On this 5.5 hour exclusive guided museum combo tour, your energetic guide will show you the best that these palatial museums have to offer. There’s no more efficient or engaging way to experience the best of New York’s museums than on this epic combo tour. Spend a day browsing the art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before moving to the scientific marvels at the American Museum of Natural History on a private tour.
City: New York City
Wed 29 May
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Starting at $221.54
Wed 29 May
Starting at $221.54
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What's Included
Wheelchair Friendly
Duration 5.5 Hours (Including Lunch Break)
Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
All Entrance Fees
Private Museum Tour
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • 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.
What To Expect
1
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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, you’ll 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. 
2
American Museum of Natural History
After a break for lunch (at your own expense), 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. 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (21)
allisonj297
Sep 2022
Jeff was a great tour guide, especially for the Met. We would not have been able to figure out that place on our own.
honestmidwesternmom
Jul 2022
We did the private skip the line met tour with Jeff and he was amazing. He went at a pace than worked for our tween and teen and kept it engaging and fun. We would recommend to any history or art loving families.
Audra E
Jul 2022
We had a wonderful experience- from before the time of booking when I asked a question and got an immediate response to the very end. I had requested to see a couple of exhibits that are usually extra on top of a general admission ticket. Babylon immediately told me it was no problem and to just make sure that I made that request in the notes at the time of purchase. The entire process was easy and I felt confident that the company was attentive due to the quick responses that I received. Directions for meeting our guide were very clear. We were open to seeing whatever the guide planned, but if you have something specific in mind, I would contact the company before purchasing the tour to make sure that you can be accommodated. In such large museums, there is no way to cover more than a fraction in only a few hours, so keep that in perspective. Our guide was knowledgeable and eager to share. He was personable and had a sense of humor. He was able to keep our 12 year old son interested from 10:30 to 4:00, covering two museums, so that speaks volumes! I highly recommend Babylon tours (and our tour guide, Matt)!

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