Empire State Building Observatory

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Overview

The Empire State Building opened in 1931 and still holds on to some of its original design. At the spectacular lobby, you will find art deco references and exhibits that go through de history of the building and its significance in pop culture. On this activity, you will ride an elevator to the 80th floor, arrive at a 360-degree platform, and enjoy New York’s skyline. 

Visiting the Empire State Building observatory is an accessible experience. The observatory is accessed via ramps and elevators, it has an accessible restroom, there are lowered binoculars and walls, and service dogs are allowed. You can also download the Empire State Building Guide app and access audio tours in many languages. 

For more information and ticket purchases, please visit the official website: Empire State Building Observatory.

Know before you go

What is included

  • Admission

  • Audio guides

What is not included

  • Insurance

Location

New York, NY, USA

Location

New York, NY, USA

Free admission

Frequently asked questions

The tours we offer are designed to accommodate all kind of disabilities. Our travel experts can help you find the right tour to meet your accessibility needs.

There are no time limits or specified visiting windows. Allow at least one hour for your visit, slightly more if you visit both the main deck and the top deck.

The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. We have accessible restrooms on the 86th Floor Observatory and also have lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted. The 86th Floor has ramps to make getting around easier and lowered viewing walls so that visitors in wheelchairs can still take in the view.

Yes! Children of any age are welcome; reduced fees may apply.