The Empire State Building Observatory

The Empire State Building's Observatory is the highlight of New York's skyline, reaching 1,250 feet above the city. Get unmatched views of New York and beyond from our world-famous 86th floor observatory. Don't miss a visit to the most famous building in the most famous skyline in the world.


Get access to the open air 360-degree terrace on the 86th floor also contains an indoor viewing gallery for chillier days. Outside, you'll find high powered binoculars and a wheelchair-accessible promenade with the most spectacular views of downtown, midtown, Central Park and beyond.

Tour now includes a Free Handheld Media Tour with your admission ticket. 


  • Admission to the Main Deck on the 86th floor

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Redemption Instructions

After purchase, please print and bring voucher with you to redeem at the 5th avenue entrance ticket window (between 33rd & 34thStreet) where your tickets will be printed. Your photo ID will be required.

If you have lost your voucher(s) or are unable to print, please contact customer service directly at 1-866-969-9880.  


Ticket Window Address: 350 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Nearest Subway: 34th Street at Herald Square


Hours of Operation

Open Daily, Rain or Shine

8:00AM to 2:00AM

Last elevator up at 1:15AM