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Highlights

  • Unobstructed 360 degree view Observation Deck

  • In the heart of NYC

  • Two attractions for the price of one

  • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits

  • Architectural, engineering art deco masterpiece & icon

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Admission to the Empire State Building Observatory

  • What's included

    Second floor galleries with multiple hands-on exhibits

  • What's included

    Download the App for free on your smartphone from the App Store and Google play.

  • What's included

    Heated outdoor 86th floor deck

  • What's included

    Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits

  • What's excluded

    Admission to the 102nd Observatory Deck. You may upgrade on site for an additional fee.

Know Before You Book

  • Free admission for children 0-5

  • Express Admission Pass is especially valuable during peak travel times, which run from late May through early September, late November through December 31, and on all holiday weekends.

  • You must bring your own headphones and smart phone for pre-recorded app commentary.

  • Hours of operation are 8 AM–2 AM, with the last lift departing at 1:15 AM.

  • Tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase

  • Special Note for the Day and Night Admission Ticket: The night ticket is redeemable after 10:00 PM. However, on the following date ranges, the night ticket is redeemable after 9:00 PM: April 4th-19th, July 3rd-August 23rd, November 25th-29th, and December 21st-31st.

What you can expect

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Famous Building. Our 86th Floor Observation Deck, open daily from 8am-2am, offers the highest 360 degree open-air vantage point in New York City and on a clear day, you can see up to six states–New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are eight in-building dining options including the contemporary cuisine of STATE Grill and Bar and Tacombi, an authentic taqueria. Located at the centre of it all, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

Starting with the spectacular new entrance which opened last August, the second floor galleries allow guests to walk through a museum experience and enjoy a journey into The Empire State Building history and mystique. The multiple hands-on exhibits take visitors of all ages back in time through storytelling that begins from the inspiration, to the construction, and to its current place in pop culture.

This Empire State Building ticket gives you access to the legendary New York landmark, allowing you to climb 1,050 Ft (320 m) high and enjoy unobstructed 360-degree views of New York City. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience! What's more, you'll enjoy 2 attractions for the price of one, with access to the observatory plus the ESB interactive museum.

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  • Empire State Building
  • 350 5th Avenue
  • New York

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  • Empire State Building
  • 20 West 34th Street
  • New York New York 10001
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