Visit the museum
A general-admission ticket allows you to visit our permanent galleries and watch an ultra-high-definition (HD) movie.
3D movies and special exhibitions:
- General-admission tickets are required with 3D-movie and special-exhibition tickets
- After you have added general admission to your shopping cart, continue shopping to add a 3D movie and/or a special exhibition
- Combos include all the tickets already; check out our combos for discounted prices.
Thursdays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.:
- General admission is free at this time
- Tickets for general admission are not required during this time (and only this time)
- Tickets for special exhibitions are required: Butterflies in Flight.
Members and Tiny Tots:
- General admission is free for members and Tiny Tots (ages 0–2)
- General-admission tickets are required even though the tickets are free.
If you have a pass for free general admission (such as the library Nature Card), go ahead and buy other tickets (e.g., 3D movies, special exhibitions, workshops), and then go to the reception desk upon your arrival for your general admission.