Day Tour

American Museum of Natural History Private Pre-Opening Tour (1 Hour)

Beyond Times Square

New York City, NY United States

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2019

American Museum of Natural History Private Pre-Opening Tour (1 Hour )

New York City, NY United States

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy • Wheelchair Accessible


American Museum of Natural History Private Pre-Opening Tour

Guests arrive and are met by their museum guide for a private one hour pre-opening tour of the highlights. Afterwards, they are given early entrance and VIP seating to the Space Show. Following the show they are free to explore the museum. They have “skip the line access” to all special exhibits and VIP seating for the IMAX show. Program begins at 9:00am; we ask that visitors arrive on time. Guests can stay in the museum for as long as they wish until closing.

Please note that pre-opening tours are not available on weekends.

About Us

Get the true insider’s introduction to New York City, Hudson Valley and Long Island (you can even visit Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Boston with us). Go far beyond the usual tourist attractions and fall in love with the city that never sleeps. You’ll glimpse New York through the eyes of seasoned locals who want your time here to be unforgettable. Instead of just getting a panoramic vista of the city, zoom right in: discover New York City’s well-guarded secret gems, savor iconic restaurants just slightly off the beaten path, or snap that quintessential Central Park photo in a secret spot….

Insider Tip

Finding your way: Whenever you give a guest an address, give them the cross street(s). 700 Fifth Avenue does not mean much, but 700 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 55th Street is easy to find.

Terms & Conditions

Beyond Times Square Terms & Conditions

To book please provide the following. Beyond Times Square can also provide a payment link.

1) Credit card information

2) Name of Primary Guest (if booking includes hotel please provide name of each guest)

Deposit is 100% at the time of booking.

Please note that rates and availability are subject to change until confirmations are received. No booking are confirmed until payment is received and booking is processed


30 days or more prior to departure: $200 per guest handling fee (cannot exceed cost of the tour) + cost of theater tickets/sporting events/concerts

30 days – 16 days prior to arrival: 75% of booking cost

15 days or fewer prior to arrival: 100% of booking cost


We reserve the right to charge a fee for any rush bookings or additions

$100 or 5% of total for 7 to 4 business day prior to arrival

$200 or 10% of total less than business days prior to arrival


We reserve the right to charge a fee for any rush changes

- Changes made more than 15 days prior to the service are complimentary

- Changes made 15 days – 8 days prior to arrival: $50 fee for every change made to the itinerary plus any change in rate

- Changes made 7 days or fewer prior to arrival: $100 fee for every change made to the itinerary plus any change in rate


For tours booked on Independence Day and between November 15 to January 3 a surcharge will be added.


1) Availability - All restaurant bookings are subject to availability. Many of the best restaurants do not allow reservations to be made until 30 days or less prior to the date of service. We will do our best to accommodate the requested reservation time, but cannot guarantee it. If another time is available, we will book it and advise of the change.

2) Credit Card to Hold Reservation – Many of the best restaurants do require a credit card at the time of booking to hold the table. To simplify matters, Beyond Times Square uses its corporate card to book these reservations. If the guests are no-shows, late or cancel the reservation less than 48 hours before the reservation time the restaurants might charge a fee. ALL RESTAURANT RESERVATION PENALTIES/FEES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GUEST AND WILL BE CHARGED TO THE CARD ON FILE.


Tours/services operate rain or shine. If the conditions are extreme or deemed unsafe we will work to reschedule your program. If we are unable to reschedule your program refunds will be made in accordance with money refunded to Beyond Times Square by their suppliers.

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Reviews and Recommendations for Beyond Times Square


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Highly Recommended

By: Spring Break Mom

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

Martha planned a fabulous trip to New York for our familyfor Spring Break.  She included all the “must see” sights but also tours and tips that made those sights more enjoyable and manageable for our family.  In particular, we loved the private guided tour of the Met – it was absolutely perfect and thoroughly enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups.  The built-in “down time” provided much needed rest as well as extra opportunities for us to explore the City.  Finally, the advice on restaurants, hotels and other practicalities was spot on.  Oh – and she was a joy to work with! We can’t wait to plan our next trip with Martha.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Great guide and tour !!


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2014

This was a great day....the guide was phenomenal, very attentive and aware of older clients in the group.....very personable.....very knowledgeable...overall tour a good mix of a rough overview of Brooklyn and Manhattan and the 911 museum. Driver was very, very good getting the group to lunch at the reserved time and always being there when we walked and came back to the of the highlights of the entire cruise!!
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

NYC private tours

By: Bradley

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2015

Beyond Times Square did a terrific job providing our family of 17 private tours of NYC, Liberty Island, Ellis Island and FAO Schwartz.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Soloe

Top Notch!

By: CaseyG

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2015

We used Beyond Times Square to see the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade and it was perfect! Excellent service (Eric), food, and accommodations! Adults and children had a blast!!
Travel Advisor:  Eve Kilpatrick

Great Guides

By: GreatDan

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

We had private tours in New York, Newport, and Boston. The Guides were very knowledgeable and gave us great tours.
Travel Advisor:  Lindsey Prumers

Car service

By: Aleeper

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2017

Very professional drivers, very prompt and courteous
Travel Advisor:  Gena Stoll

Great guide.

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

Outstanding tour guide- very knowledgeable about Washington.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

Maryland and Boston

By: Luckyone

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Beyond Times Square was well organized for each day
Travel Advisor:  Trisha Iannazzi

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

By: joy

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

The tour guide Dan was very well informed, communicated well, and was very personable. We enjoyed our tour with him.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole

Great Brooklyn Food Tour

By: kdrews

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

We enjoyed Nancy, our guide on a recent culinary tour of Brooklyn. She knew all the best places to go and had an excellent grasp of the history and architecture of the area.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Beyond Times Square

By: JB

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2018

They were great. Gave us all the information necessary and in advance of our tours. Prepared us well.

Private Freedom Trail

By: Amy Mc

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

Very knowledgeable guide - Chris. He was super patient with our youngest travelers and answered all of our questions.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Crews

DC was great. NYC was averge

By: John and Suzanne

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2018

Our DC bike tour could not have been better. We posited a rave review on Tripadvisor. The NYC by subway was average.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Cowell


By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

Great we on time and knew WSU’s to get out of traffic in News York.
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman

A Perfect Day

By: MacKellar's

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

We only had one day in NYC; and Beyond Times Square helped us do everything we wanted to do. The drivers were capable, courteous, prompt, and friendly. The tour provided of the 9/11 Memorial was very well done; and the guide was excellent. We loved our theatre experience ("Come from Away"); and also seeing the Yankees play. We were amazed that our schedule worked seamlessly; and we were delivered to our ship at the end of a very special day.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

They are fantastic - I highly recommend using them!

By: Brooke

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2018

We surprised our Atlanta-based company with a holiday trip to NYC. We worked with BTS as our on-site guide and they were fabulous. Everything was planned to perfection and our tour guide, Nancy, was just wonderful. We had a packed day but everything was smooth - After landing we were met by Nancy and picked up by a party bus to head to the Roc Cafe for breakfast. Then walked to the Rockettes, went to the top of 30 Rock, had freetime at the Plaza & Central Park and then ended the night at the top of the Monarch Rooftop hotel before heading back to the airport to hop on the last flight out. Everything was smooth, clear, and on time. Because of BTS and Nancy, we all were able to enjoy each stop without worrying about where we were going or how to get there. Nancy was attentive, helpful and did a wonderful job guiding our big group around the Big City. No one was lost or confused and she made sure every detail was executed well. It was fabulous & I hope to use her again!!
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney

Highly Recommend !

By: Mandy

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2019

We had Jason as our driver, he was excellent and very patient waiting for us and telling us what other sights were around the 9/11 Memorial we might take advantage us. The vehicle was immaculate and he was very attentive.
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Fox