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Tickets for Empire State Building: Day and Night Entry

Visit the Empire State Building twice in one day

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

Overview

Highlights

  • Visit this iconic building twice in one day to enjoy both daytime and nighttime views, and enhance the experience with the official Empire State Building app – all signage, multimedia, and exhibits are available in nine languages
  • Witness panoramic views of up to six states from the Empire State Building Observatory and enjoy unforgettable views
  • See the newly renovated Art Deco lobby and murals, the factual Dare to Dream exhibition, and the Sustainability exhibition, and explore the revamped 80th Floor featuring more exciting, artistic exhibits

Exhibitions

Second Floor Galleries
Now on  - May 1, 2031

Get into an Empire State of Mind, with entrance to the building's second-floor galleries included as part of your ticket. Learn more about the face of the Big Apple, from its inception and construction to its intertwined history with Hollywood – you'll find exhibits devoted to King Kong and the building's other most famous celebrity visitors.

Think of it as a museum for all things Empire State. Try hands-on experiences that'll leave you feeling like you played a hand in constructing the tower, walk through the photography of Lewis Hines (including his iconic image of workmen lunching on a steel beam high above Manhattan), experience opening day in the 1930s, and learn about the pioneering technology of the original elevators.

Description

The Big Apple is always buzzing, but if you can't decide between day or night views from the famous Empire State Building, you can visit twice in one day with this special ticket. Skip the lines at the ticket counter and zoom right up to the observatory in sunlight – and then by moonlight!

The Empire State Building was completed on April 11, 1931, and remains the fifth tallest skyscraper in America. It has survived giant apes (sorta) and stays open 365 days a year from 08.00 am till 02.00 am, so if there's one thing you should check off your NYC must-see list, it's this!

After a short security check, ascend up this triumph of Art Deco and marvel at Manhattan from the top of the Empire State Building Observatory. Witness panoramic views of up to six states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate-controlled viewing galleries.

You'll also get to see the newly renovated Art Deco lobby and its stunning murals. Check out the factual Dare to Dream exhibition, and the Sustainability exhibition. Just watch out for King Kong – you never know when he'll be back.

Empire State Extras

For your own digitally guided tour from the ground floor right up to the top, the Official Empire State Building Guide app is a must-have. Download it for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Hungry up high? The Empire State Building boasts seven eateries. Choose a pre-fixed dinner package at the State Grill and Bar, which also serves local craft beers and cocktails. Starbucks, Chipotle, and Sushi-teria are also close by.

For something different, the Empire Lights'Wich is an Instagram-worthy homemade ice cream sandwich that changes to match the lights each night!

Insider tip

New York and Boston have always been rival cities. Look closely at the lobby mural to find where Massachusetts was intentionally spelled incorrectly!

Jon
Regional Manager

Ticket

What's included

Two-time entry to the Empire State Building on the same day
Access to the 86th-floor Observation Deck
Access to the second-floor immersive exhibits
Signage, audio and exhibits available in 9 languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin)
Free high speed Wi-Fi onsite

What's not included

Access to the 102nd-floor Observation Deck (available on-site for an additional fee)

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show your ticket at the main entrance
  • Please note that if you bring a child aged 5 or below, you'll need to pick up a free ticket for them at the on-site ticket office

Venue

Opening hours

Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed

How to get there

Empire State Building
20 West 34th Street, 10001, New York
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Ratings & reviews

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Oct 29, 2019
Very good, no problems great experience Would highly recommend professional staff such amazing views got myself sunrise and sunset photos
Oct 17, 2019
Going back at night was very special. New York is beautiful at night, not crowded in the building, and staff were so pleasant. Daytime was good also. I suggest the earlier the better.
Sep 21, 2019
Awesome!!!

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