What is the New York Multi-Attraction Explorer Pass?
This pass allows you to pick 3, 5, 7, or 10 attractions from over 50 choices. Passes expire after 30 days of your first attraction visit. You will receive a guidebook with attraction information after purchase.
How do I activate my pass?
Simply visit your first attraction. There is a link on your E-ticket to open and access your barcode to gain entry into the attractions. You may print or show your pass on your smartphone.
What attractions offer the VIP Line Privileges to skip the line?
MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Beast Speedboat Cruise by Circle Line and Cloisters Museum.
How can I get a spot on popular tours?
We recommend you make your reservation and/or pick up your ticket as soon as possible after arriving in New York for the best chance at reserving your spot. For tickets to On Location Tours, bring your Explorer Pass to the On Location Tours office to book your tour. Reservations cannot be made prior to your arrival in New York City, and cannot be made over the phone.
When does my pass expire?
You have 1 year from the purchase date to begin using your pass.
Can I visit the same attraction multiple times?
You can visit only one attraction once per the life of the card. Some restrictions apply to only allow one tour per company, like On Location Tours, CitySights Bus Tours, and Cruise Line tours, etc.
What if I don’t use all of my admissions?
Once the card is activated, it is non-refundable. No partial refunds will be issued for un-used admissions and not responsible for traffic conditions, attraction-capacity constraints, weather-related closings or unforeseeable circumstances.
What happens if an attraction is closed or a tour is canceled due to weather or other problem?
While we do our best to ensure that all attractions are available, events happen that are out of our control. The great thing about a New York Explorer Pass is that there are so many attractions to choose from. If an attraction is closed, or cannot be visited for some reason, we know you'll find a fun alternative in your guidebook!
Are some attractions closed on holidays?
Yes, many of the attractions are closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. Your guidebook will list any hours or closing affected by holiday days.
Can you give some details about the different attractions?
Statue of Liberty Express Cruise by NY Water Taxi/Circle Line Downtown
The Statue of Liberty Express Cruise aboard the ZEPHYR is a quick and fun way to zip around the water and see some of the top sights that Manhattan has to offer. Tour takes about 1 hour and features landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the World Trade Center Site. Closed Christmas Day.
Statue by Night Cruise by New York Water Taxi
This 1-hour voyage allows passengers to experience panoramic views of New York City’s night lights while enjoying a champagne toast and cash bar (for passengers 32+ with valid ID). The cruise sets sail at sunset, times vary during the year. May be closed for major holidays.
SHARK Speedboat Ride by New York Water Taxi
If you crave speed and don’t mind the occasional splash of water, this tour is made for you. This seasonal 30-minute speedboat ride ventures past the Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park. This tour is for passengers over 40” tall and can sit in their own seat. Closed September through April 30th.
All Day Water Taxi Pass
This Hop-on/off all day water taxi offers 3 stops: Pier 1, just south of South Street Seaport, Slip 6 at Battery Park, Pier 79, W 39th St & Hudson River. Full tour takes 90 minutes without hopping off. Closed Christmas Day.
Clipper City Tall Ship – Daytime or Harbor Lights Sailing
This 19th-century vessel is built for comfort with spacious decks and seating for photos of the Manhattan skyline. Tour takes about 1 ½ hours is one of the world’s largest New York City sailboats still in operation. Closed November through March.
The Shearwater Classic Schooner – Daytime Sailings (Reservation Required)
This tour takes about 1 ½ hours on an 82-foot schooner with views of the Big Apple. Closed November through March.
Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing: 2-Hour Bike Tour
With the 2-Hour Guided bike tour, you will see great views of the New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Staten Island and more!
Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental: Full Day
Located just 2 blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, bike at your own pace with this rental that takes about 6 hours. Included is a map, helmet, chain-lock and bike basket.
Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood Walking Tour (Reservation Required)
Take this guided walking tour across the Brooklyn Bridge to learn the amazing and dramatic story of this world-famous landmark. Walking tour takes about 2 hours. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day and 4th of July.
9/11 Tribute Center and Guided Tour
Tours are limited and subject to availability. Upon arrival, present your pass at the admission desk and you will be scheduled on the next available tour. Walking tour guides are 9/11 family members who lost loved ones, rescue and recovery workers, lower Manhattan residents and 9/11 survivors who escaped from the Towers. Walking tours include a visit to the 9/11 memorial. Closed 9/11 Anniversary, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Whitney Museum of American Art (Skip the Ticket Line)
This is the first museum dedicated to the work of living American artists, promoting present-day art by collecting and preserving pieces by living artists. Closed Tuesdays, major holidays.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry Ticket
This ferry ticket allows you to visit both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island by ferry. The ferry departs Battery Park daily at 9:30 am, every 25 minutes with the last departure leaving at 3:30 pm. Please note this pass does not include the Crown or Pedestal at the Statue of Liberty. Closed Christmas Day.
Body Worlds: Pulse at Discovery Times Square
This multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living is unlike any other and presents the rare opportunity to learn about the forms and functions of anatomy.
The Museum of Modern Art (Skip the ticket line)
This ticket includes entry into MoMA museum and takes about 2-3 hours to tour. It features the greatest collection of modern art in the world. Children 16 and under receive free general admission with paying adult. Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise
This Explorer Pass allows you to choose only ONE cruise:
- The Lady Liberty Cruise – takes 1 hour and offers views of the Hudson River, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty.
- The Beast Speedboat – 30 min speedboat ride around NY City’s harbor and the Hudson River.
- The Landmark Cruise – 2-hour cruise with Manhattan skyline and informative tour about NY.
- Harbor Lights Cruise – 1 ½ hour cruise at sunset and nighttime lights of NYC skyline
- Best of NYC Cruise - 3-hour cruise of Manhattan attractions
Closed Christmas Day, Harbor Lights Cruise is seasonal. Empire State Building
This iconic landmark allows you to enter the climate-controlled observatory area which offers stunning 360-degree views of the city on the 86th floor. Radio City Music Hall Tour
This 1 hour guided tour takes you behind the scenes to experience the magic of Radio City Music Hall. Tours daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, first come tour availability.Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock boasts three floors of indoor and outdoor observation decks at over 800-feet above street level. You will see the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Freedom Tower, Central Park, Bank of America Tower and Flatiron Building. Your ticket includes access to three floors of both indoor and outdoor observations decks on the 27th and 29th floors with a Sky Shuttle elevator ride up to the top with a light show. Takes about 1 hour. Rockefeller Center Tour
Expert Guides will take you on a 1-hour tour through the Rockefeller Center with its rich history of entertainment. Tours depart every 30 minutes from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, excluding 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm.CitySights Bus Tours of New York City
This pass allows you to choose only ONE tour:
- Downtown Manhattan Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour (valid for 24 hours)
- Uptown/Harlem Tour (valid for 2 hours)
- Night Tour (Valid for 2 hours)
- Brooklyn Manhattan Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour (Valid for 24 hours)
- Multilingual City Tour (Valid for 4 hours)
- Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Day Trip
- Or All Around Town Tour (Upgrade fee $14 applies)
Closed Christmas Day and Jan 1st. Madison Square Garden: All Access Tour
This 30-minute gives guests a chance to see the home of the world-famous New York Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty. The Madison Square Garden Tour will show you everything you ever wanted to know about the 130-year history of the arena. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. Food on Foot Tours (Reservations Required)
With this tour, you will see the neighborhoods where New Yorkers live and eat, and travel the way New Yorkers do: by subway and on foot. Available Food on Foot Tours include the International Express Tour, Food Fast Tour, Midtown Mix Tour, East Village Variety Tour, World Famous Sweet Tooth Tour, NY Over Noodles Tour plus other selected tours! (You have a choice of one tour per the life of your card). Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. Twilight Sightseeing Cruise by CitySightseeing
As the sun sets, take this 90-minute boat cruise through New York’s waterways for views of Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and several other iconic landmarks. Closed Christmas and New Year's Day. Hop-on/off Sightseeing Ferry by CitySightseeing
This tour takes about 1 ½ hours to see both sides of the island – tour guides will accompany you on a loop of the harbor and give you insights on several main sites.Hudson River Sightseeing: Full Day Bike Rental
Enjoy free reign to explore the Hudson River Greenway which features 32 miles of multi-use trails, separated from motor traffic, that take you around the island of Manhattan. Each rental includes a map, helmet, bike lock and basket. Closed Nov 1 - March 31.Museum of Sex
The Museum of Sex takes you on an educational journey to the epicenter of human sexuality, around the world, from past to present. This museum is not suitable for children. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. NY TV and Movie Sites Bus Tour by On Location Tours (Reservation Required)
Get ready for an in-depth tour of New York City's top filming locations. This three-and-a-half hour magical journey is for everyone who has a favorite TV show or movie. Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour by On Location Tours (Reservation Required)
This 1 to 2-hour walking tour takes you to New York’s most beloved movie locations used for filming. This is a walking tour, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. On Location Tours (Reservations Required)
You may choose only ONE of these tours:
Central Park Sightseeing: 2-Hour Bike Tour (Reservations Required)
- Gossip Girl Sites Bus Tour – 3 ½ hour bus tour with 40 locations featured in the television series.
- Sopranos Sites Bus Tour – 4-hour bus tour featuring guided sites of hit series. Adults only.
- When Harry Met Seinfeld Bus Tour
- NYC TV and Movie Sites Bus Tour
On the 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour, you’ll experience the most notable landmarks and discover what makes Central Park such an alluring marvel.Central Park Bike Rental: Full Day
Central Park Sightseeing Bike Rental presents a variety of over 150 high-quality NEW bikes as comfort, hybrid, mountain, tandem (for two people) bikes, baby seats and baby trailers. Included with your bike is an illustrative map, helmet, chain-lock, and basket. Additional options, such as tandems and tag-a-longs, are available for an upgrade fee.Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
It takes about an hour and is the largest Ripley’s attraction in North America. This ticket also includes The Impossible LaseRace: navigate a maze of lasers as quickly as possible. Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition
Visitors will explore interactive collections of sets, props, videos, photographs, and multimedia presentations that reveal never-before-seen aspects of the show and allow visitors to relive SNL’s most iconic moments of the past and present. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
This is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Entrance is for general admission only. It does not include admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion. You may upgrade to the Space Shuttle Pavilion directly at the Museum if you wish. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. THE RIDE
Join The Ride for a 75-minute engaging bus tour with history, fun facts, trivia and even karaoke. The stadium-style seating allows you to view 5-7 street performances and fun sights, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Empire State Building, Central Park and more. Closed during severe weather. THE TOUR
This 90-minute stadium style bus tour takes you around to sights like Times Square, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Garment District, Empire State Building, Madison Avenue, New York Public Library, Bryant Park, 42nd Street, and more! Closed for severe weather. UPTOWN ATTRACTIONSAmerican Museum of Natural History
This is one of the largest museums of the world and featured in the movie A Night at the Museum, offering a large variety of exhibits including the most famous collection of dinosaur fossils. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Guggenheim Museum (Skip the Ticket Line)
This museum is a truly international art house, featuring Calder, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso and van Gogh. It takes about 1 to 2 hours to tour. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Metropolitan Museum of Art (Skip the Ticket Line)
This is New York City’s most-visited attraction and features a collection of European, Asian, Near Eastern, African, Egyptian, Greek and Roman art, as well as the art of Oceania, Australia, and the Americas. Takes about 3 to 5 hours to visit. Includes same-day admission to Cloisters. Children under 12 receive free admission. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. New York Historical Society Museum
Museum & Library hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat and often surprising bite of New York City culture easily digested in an hour or two. Featuring well-curated exhibits – everything from the legacy of beer brewing in New York City to World War II and New York City – that show off the museum’s eclectic collections. Closed Monday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Guided Tour
Offer guided 1 to 2-hour tours of the famous performing arts space at the Lincoln Center. HARLEM/BRONX ATTRACTIONSThe New York Botanical Garden: All Day Garden Pass
Offering fifty display gardens and collections containing over one million plants gives you something to explore in every season. Highlights of The New York Botanical Garden include: a 50 acre native forest of 30,000 trees, many of which with many trees that are over 200 years old; The Native Plant Garden; Rock Garden; herbaceous and mixed borders with stunning designs including the Perennial Garden and Ladies’ Border; and the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. Operating hours vary by season. Yankee Stadium: Classic Tour
Knowledgeable tour guides take visitors through a 1-hour Yankee Stadium featuring highlights that go beyond the sights you’ve seen on TV. You’ll learn about the history of the stadium itself, the Yankee dynasty over the years, and some of the greatest players in history to play at Yankee Stadium. Please check operating hours for open dates, several closed dates apply. BROOKLYN ATTRACTIONSBrooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Housed in a 560,000 square-foot building, the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum represents virtually all the world’s cultures, ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. The garden is located right next to the Brooklyn Museum, making for a full day’s worth of activities. 52 acres of world-famous botanical gems will leave you in awe, as you walk around the soothing Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, and the Cherry Esplanade, with its stunning blooms. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Luna Park at Coney Island: 4-Hour Ride Wristband
Head to Luna Park at Coney Island for a day of boardwalk fun and entertainment. From wild to mild, Luna Park has thrill rides everyone will enjoy. Closed Nov - March, Memorial Day, July 4th and Mermaid Day Parade.