Empire State Building Observatory
Advice for Visitors:
Observatory is open until 2am every night for spectacular skyline and nighttime views.
Enjoy live music on most Thursday – Saturday evenings after 9pm.
Check the Time to the Top* at www.empirestatebuilding.com or by calling (877) NYC-VIEW (692-8439). Average general admission ticket travel time from upon entering security, through our two exhibits, to the 86th floor Observation Deck. Updated every 2 minutes.
Best time to visit: For more space and less wait, visit between 8AM and 10AM or after 10PM.
Visitors with tickets purchased online will go with their voucher directly to the ticket window after the security check.
The Observatory is wheelchair accessible.
Accessibility: The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. We have handicapped 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 chairs can still take in the view.
The Empire State Building Observatory requires hardcopy (printed) versions of the tickets you receive from us to enter. If you are unable to print your tickets prior to your arrival, and you have the confirmation email with the link to your tickets on your mobile device, you can usually have them printed for a small fee at the Fedex Kinko’s located on the Lobby level of the Empire State Building near the corner of W. 33rd St and 5th Avenue (350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118). Top Deck: 102nd Floor – For an additional charge.
Duration: There’s a lot you’ll want to see at Gulliver’s Gate and we want your guests to take their time enjoying our miniatures. A typical visit is 1.5 to 2 hours but you are welcome to stay as long as you’d like!
Inclusions: Your ticket includes general admission, a lanyard & key that will allow you to interact with our models (i.e. turn on lights, move cars within our models, etc.), and a complimentary map.
Guests have 6 months from the date of purchase to redeem their ticket.
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