About Empire State Building Observatory Admission
Relive the rich historic romantic and majestic history of New Yorks icon the Empire State Building and the rest of the Big Apple. Soaring more than a quarter of a mile into the sky above the heart of Manhattan the 86th Floor Observatory offers 360 degree panoramic views from both a glass-enclosed pavilion and a spacious open-air promenade. Until you see New York from the top of the Empire State Building you havent seen New York. Many come for the endless spectacular views while others come to relive cinematic moments from movies such as King Kong An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle. You will always remember your first visit to the Empire State Building. Observatory Hours Daily from 0800 to 0200* Last elevator goes up at 0115. Available Languages Audio Tours - Chinese - Japanese - German - Portuguese - Spanish - French - Italian Includes - Ticket Excludes - Meals and drinks unless specified - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - All tickets are valid for 2 years and non-refundable. - No refunds due to bad weather or early closure. - Wait times may be shorter before 0900 and after 2100. - *Observatory closes early on July 4 Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. - For Christmas Eve the Observatory will be open from 0800 until 2200. - For New Years Eve Observatory hours will be from 0700 until 2200.