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View of an inflatable purple-striped jellyfish hanging in the Queens' Lantern.
General Admission

A general-admission ticket allows you to visit our permanent galleries.

Members and Tiny Tots visit for free; tickets are required.

General-admission tickets are also required with movie and special-exhibition tickets—after you have added general admission to your shopping cart, continue shopping to add a movie and/or a special exhibition.

Thursdays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.:

  • General admission is free at this time. You do not need general-admission tickets for a visit during this time (and only this time).
  • An exhibition ticket is required if you would like to visit Butterflies in Flight or Pterosaur: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.

If you have a pass for free general admission (such as the library Nature Card), go ahead and buy other tickets (e.g., movies, special exhibitions, workshops) online here, and then go to the reception desk upon your arrival to get your general admission.

Combos: If you are also interested in seeing a movie and a special exhibition, check out our combos for discounted prices.

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August 23, 2019

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