Empire State Building Observatory standard or express pass tickets
Attractions & guided tours

Empire State Building Observatory standard or express pass tickets

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$50.10
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Empire State Building in the heart of NYC
  • Choose between standard or express pass tickets
  • Take in 360-degree unobstructed views of the city from above
  • Enjoy two attractions for the price of one (Observatory and the interactive museum)
What to expect

The World’s Most Famous Building is a must-see attraction in the heart of Manhattan, with its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views. Be transported while immersed in the rich history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the landmarked Fifth Avenue lobby and murals. In the new entrance, guests are greeted by a grand staircase with a two-story architectural model of the building, including a high-tech LED exhibit that celebrates lighting ceremonies performed by famous celebrity guests.

Travel back in time on the 2nd-floor as you witness the evolution of the Empire State Building with interactive and immersive exhibits, from the days of construction in the 1920s to cementing its place in the pop culture of today. View the Empire State Building's original floor plans, understand how the building became a leader in sustainability, learn about the tenants who work on the hidden floors and watch highlights of the building's starring role in films since the 1930s.

The revamped 80th floor features exciting, artistic exhibits and an opportunity to create a customized NYC itinerary with NYC & Company’s Above and Beyond kiosks. Make your way up to the 86th floor Observatory, outfitted with heaters to heat the deck during colder months, so you can stay warm while taking in the spectacular views of the Big Apple. Finally, reach the jewel at the top of the center of NYC--the newly renovated 102nd floor, with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass elevator with sound and light effects.

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 center 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Visit to the Observatory on the 86th floor
    • Free Multimedia App available for download from the App Store or Google Play
    Where

    Empire State Building Observatory - 20 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

    What to remember
    • While visiting the Empire State Building Observatory, facial covers continue to be required at all times, regardless of vaccination status
    • You'll receive your tickets instantly after purchase
    • Express Pass tickets allow guests to go straight to the Observatory
    • Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 5 days after the purchase date
    • There are no locker storage facilities for personal belongings
    • All visitors will be subject to airport-style security screening. Below is a list of items that are not permitted. The list is not exhaustive, so if you are unsure about an item, you are asked not to bring it
    • Any questions and uncertainties should be referred to the Security Officers on duty
    • All weapons are prohibited, including firearms, ammunition, knives, swords, scissors, mace, any dangerous items, and any dual-use items that could be dangerous
    • Following items are prohibited: glass items, including bottles, glasses, marbles, alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles, flasks, professional cameras, equipment and camera stands: monopods, bipods, tripod, sports equipment such as skateboards, roller skates, golf clubs, baseball bats, hockey sticks, baseballs, footballs, tennis balls, costumes, masks, etc
    • Do not bring musical or marking instruments, including spray paint and markers
    • Large packages, suitcases, carry-on luggage and other such parcels are prohibited
    • Free, high-speed WiFi is available
    • Signage and app is available in nine languages
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    Provider
    Empire State Building Observatory
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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