American Museum of Natural History Becomes a Covid-19 Vaccination Site for NYC

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Blue Whale Model, Hall of Ocean Life (Image Courtesy of AMNH)

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this past week that the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) will be a New York City COVID-19 vaccination site beginning immediately. You can now get yourself vaccinated under the monumental Blue Whale model  located in the Museum’s iconic Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Just think, you will be the envy of your Instagram feed!

All eligible New York City residents can now register for an appointment at and there are set-aside appointments for groups including New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents and staff and members of District Council 37 (DC37).

The Museum is honored to be part of this historic and lifesaving effort, and grateful to the Milstein family for their continuing support. The staff of the AMNH hope to see you soon under the Blue Whale, now sporting a post-vaccination bandage on her fin!

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Update As Of August 25th, 2021:

In accordance with the recent New York City vaccination requirement, visitors must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Museum. Beginning today, Wednesday, August 25, visitors ages 12 and above must show proof of vaccination. See the Health and Safety requirements on our website for additional details, including accepted forms of proof of vaccination. Facial coverings remain required for all visitors ages 2 and up.

The Museum remains committed to the vaccination effort and will continue to provide public access to vaccinations by hosting a free walk-in New York City vaccination site . If you have not been vaccinated yet, we urge you to visit the Museum to receive your vaccine.

Same-day vaccinations satisfy the vaccination requirement for entry, and we invite you to plan your day accordingly to enjoy all the Museum has to offer. We suggest you reserve Museum tickets for the afternoon of your vaccination appointment (booked separately here), or you may visit at a later date—everyone vaccinated at the Museum receives free vouchers for general admission for up to four people for a future visit. For New Yorkers who are receiving their first vaccine dose, the City offers other incentives, including the option to redeem a $100 pre-paid debit card online, in addition to the Museum’s free vouchers for future general admission.

If you have any questions about an upcoming visit, our staff is here to help. Please contact visitor

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