Millions of visitors from all over the world marvel at the spectacular 360-degree views of New York City and beyond from its open-air 86th Floor Observatory and climate controlled 102nd Floor Observatory from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. While at the building, be sure to visit the interactive Sustainability Exhibit in the 2nd floor Visitor’s Center to learn about the Empire State Building’s energy efficiency initiatives and the “Dare to Dream” exhibit on the 80th floor, which chronicles the construction of the global icon. To further enhance the visitor experience, the Empire State Building recently launched a new Multi-media tour, which guides visitors through these exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history. It is available in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean.
To get the most out of your visit to our iconic attraction, we suggest you consider the following:
- We're open! The Observatory is open 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. regardless of weather conditions. Time-saving tip - visit us either first thing in the morning (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) or after 9:00 p.m. We’re open until 2:00 a.m. with our last elevator going up at 1:15 a.m.
- Buy your tickets inside the Empire State Building or on our website. Pressed for time? Purchasing your tickets online allows you to skip the ticket line or you can consider purchasing our Express Pass, which allows you to bypass all lines up and down. Visit the Buy Tickets page for ticket options. Please note the Empire State Building is not affiliated with any street sales agents who approach visitors out