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

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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.

What's Included

All Entrance Fees

Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)

Professional Tour Guide

Semi-Private Museum Tour

Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum

What's Not Included

Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

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. 

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Thanks Mark for a great afternoon!
O2231BIcatherines, 11-10-2022
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.
Amazing Tour
dennisandjanm, 09-10-2022
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 !
Simply amazing tour of The Met with Mark whose passion and enthusiasm is infectious
julieK229DJ, 12-09-2022
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
Really see when you look
Z1490YZmarilyns, 31-08-2022
Mark was an excellent tour guide. He engaged all 6 of us, answered all questions, and encouraged us not to just look, but to really see. Mark helped us to see. My 19-year-old granddaughter is an art student, and she often was able to answer Mark's questions. He reinforced her idea to learn and see. Mark has a great sense of humor and his knowledge coupled with his friendly spirit made the tour wonderful. Thank you, Mark.
Wonderful visit !
Seb2022jul, 25-07-2022
Wonderful experience! Would not have brought back the most of these two museums without our very special guide, Jonathan. Extraordinary explanations, very professional !

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