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Empire State Building Observatory Ticket

Adults
$47.91
Children
$41.37

Opened in 1931, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco masterpiece—and one of the tallest skyscrapers in the entire country. It also offers two amazing observation decks, giving you unparalleled views of uptown and downtown Manhattan, and beyond. On the 86th floor, there’s an open-air, 360-degree terrace, complete with binoculars for an up-close-and-personal view (there’s also an indoor gallery, if the weather isn’t cooperating or it’s a little too chilly for your taste). Then, on the 102nd floor (Not included with this ticket), you’ll find an indoor, climate-controlled gallery that also offers stunning 360-degree views. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, the Empire State Building’s observatory is one New York City site that really should be on everyone’s short list. The views are amazing. The experience of standing high in the sky is nothing short of breathtaking. Plus, it’s one of those things you want to be able to tell you’re friends and family you’ve done! A sightseeing tip: Long lines are common at this popular destination, so book your tickets in advance.

Highlights:

• Panoramic views of the city skyline from 1,050 feet above street level!

• See up to 80 miles away – and 5 states – from the open air promenades!

• Climate-controlled indoor viewing galleries offer a comfortable viewing environment, whatever the weather!

• Newly-renovated Art-Deco lobby and 2 state-of-the-art exhibits.

• Self-guided multimedia tour tells you what you’re seeing from every vantage point!

 

Multi-Media tour app: The free Official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App is available on the App Store and Google Play. It includes an audio visual tour guide detailing the building’s construction, sustainability, and views; as well as quizzes, videos and an image gallery. The App is available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

 

Please note: Street sales agents outside of the building are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory

Visitor Tips:

• Observatory is open daily from 11am until 11pm so you can see the twinkling cityscape lit up against the night sky!

• No food or beverages are served on the upper levels.

Accessibility:

The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. The 86th Floor Observatory deck has handicapped restrooms, ramps, and lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

 

Observation Deck

Engish

 

Location:

20 West 34th Street 

Hours of Operation

2023 ESBO Operating Hours         
Date Range OBS opens OBS closes AM/PM - PM entry Last ticket sold
1-Jan 9am 1am 10pm 11:45p-12:00a
Jan 2 - Jan 22 10am 9pm 6pm 7:45p- 8:00p
Jan 23 - Feb 17 11am 9pm 6pm 7:45p- 8:00p
Feb 18 - Feb 20 10am 10pm 7pm 8:45p-9:00p
Feb 21 - March 10 10am 9pm 6pm 7:45p- 8:00p
March 11 - March 31 9am 11pm 8pm 9:45p-10:00p



Average Visit Time:

1-2 hours

 

 

Observation Deck
Engish
Empire State Building Observatory Ticket

Opened in 1931, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco masterpiece—and one of the tallest skyscrapers in the entire country. It also offers two amazing observation decks, giving you unparalleled views of uptown and downtown Manhattan, and beyond. On the 86th floor, there’s an open-air, 360-degree terrace, complete with binoculars for an up-close-and-personal view (there’s also an indoor gallery, if the weather isn’t cooperating or it’s a little too chilly for your taste). Then, on the 102nd floor (Not included with this ticket), you’ll find an indoor, climate-controlled gallery that also offers stunning 360-degree views. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, the Empire State Building’s observatory is one New York City site that really should be on everyone’s short list. The views are amazing. The experience of standing high in the sky is nothing short of breathtaking. Plus, it’s one of those things you want to be able to tell you’re friends and family you’ve done! A sightseeing tip: Long lines are common at this popular destination, so book your tickets in advance.

Highlights:

• Panoramic views of the city skyline from 1,050 feet above street level!

• See up to 80 miles away – and 5 states – from the open air promenades!

• Climate-controlled indoor viewing galleries offer a comfortable viewing environment, whatever the weather!

• Newly-renovated Art-Deco lobby and 2 state-of-the-art exhibits.

• Self-guided multimedia tour tells you what you’re seeing from every vantage point!

 

Multi-Media tour app: The free Official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App is available on the App Store and Google Play. It includes an audio visual tour guide detailing the building’s construction, sustainability, and views; as well as quizzes, videos and an image gallery. The App is available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

 

Please note: Street sales agents outside of the building are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory

Visitor Tips:

• Observatory is open daily from 11am until 11pm so you can see the twinkling cityscape lit up against the night sky!

• No food or beverages are served on the upper levels.

Accessibility:

The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. The 86th Floor Observatory deck has handicapped restrooms, ramps, and lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

 

Observation Deck

Engish

 

Location:

20 West 34th Street 

Hours of Operation

2023 ESBO Operating Hours         
Date Range OBS opens OBS closes AM/PM - PM entry Last ticket sold
1-Jan 9am 1am 10pm 11:45p-12:00a
Jan 2 - Jan 22 10am 9pm 6pm 7:45p- 8:00p
Jan 23 - Feb 17 11am 9pm 6pm 7:45p- 8:00p
Feb 18 - Feb 20 10am 10pm 7pm 8:45p-9:00p
Feb 21 - March 10 10am 9pm 6pm 7:45p- 8:00p
March 11 - March 31 9am 11pm 8pm 9:45p-10:00p



Average Visit Time:

1-2 hours

 

 

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