The Discovery Squad at The American Museum of Natural History
On select Saturday mornings from 9–10 AM, families can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the Museum opens to the public. Families are invited to stay after the tour and enjoy the Museum when it opens to the public at 10 am.
Tours are open to 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
- Children ages 5–9 will discover the dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America. They will then plunge into the ocean to explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
- Children ages 10–14 will take a trip through the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth to explore the planet we live on and the forces that create volcanoes, earthquakes, and rock formations.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Programs may be subject to change.
To register for a Discovery Squad tour, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Discovery Squad Dates
Saturday mornings from 9–10 AM
October 7, 2017
November 25, 2017
December 2, 2017
January 13, 2018
March 17, 2018