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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

By Empire State Building Observatory
Price is $46per adult


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  • 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

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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

    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

  • Please check the hours of operation online. Hours of operation are subject to change. The last elevator ascends 45 minutes before closing.

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Durations listed for the General Admission, Skip-the-line Express Pass, and Day & Night Admission are suggested.

  • 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.

  • Please note, you must bring your own facial covering. You will be temperature screened upon arrival (a temperature lower than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit is needed for entry.

  • Social Distancing: Observe the marked social distancing markers. Respect others by staying 6 feet (2 meters) apart. We have reduced our capacity by over 50 percent.

  • Personal Protection: Our hosts wear personal protective equipment (face masks, face shields, gloves). You will find hand sanitizers throughout the experience.

  • Our Cleaning: In addition to normal cleaning, we use Overnight Electrostatic Disinfectant Spray of the entire observatory space. Exhibit components requiring close facial contact have been disabled. Frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces.

  • Indoor Environmental Quality: we implement MERV 13 air filters, state-of-the-art air purification for improved air quality and reduced risk of virus transmission, and fresh air ventilation. The system is designed to provide clean air to over 1,600 hourly visitors.

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 11am-11pm, 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 11am-11pm., 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.

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.

Hours of operation:

May 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021: 1 pm - 10 pm

July 1 , 2021 - November 24, 2021: 11 am - 11 pm

Indoor Environmental Quality:


  • MERV 13 air filters

  • State-of-the-art air purification improves air quality and reduces the risk of virus transmission*

  • Fresh air ventilation

  • System designed to provide clean air to over 1,600 hourly visitors

  • AtmosAir proven in lab tests by Microchem Laboratory to neutralize 99 per. of Coronavirus.



Launched in June 2020, the WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types and is focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder engagement strategy

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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  • Empire State Building
  • 350 5th Avenue
  • New York

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