Open Today

11 A.M. – 12 A.M.


Bypass all queues and take our red carpet all the way up to the very top of the building! Pass includes expedited entry to the 86th and 102nd Floors.


Building Model
siebert sunrise

Get a glimpse of New York as the first light of day creeps over the city.
From our 86th-floor observation deck you can watch “the city that never sleeps” awaken.

Premium Experience

Discover even more of the Empire State Building. Enjoy a guided 90-minute tour that includes the building’s lovingly restored Art Deco lobby on 5th Avenue, the Celebrity Walk, and exhibits that celebrate the building’s history and heritage.

ESB Construction
ESB All Access Tour

Experience the Empire State Building like true New York royalty with a private guided tour and exclusive access to our celebrity green room.

Unforgettable Exhibits

Step into our newly revitalized 2nd and 80th floor galleries. See how the ESB was built, relive the building’s defining moments, and put yourself in the clutches of King Kong.

Live Views of ESB

Before you visit, enjoy our EarthCam views of Manhattan showcasing the beauty of the city's skyline with ESB front and center


Please Don’t Tell Comes to ESB!

PDT (Please Don’t Tell), the famed New York City cocktail bar hidden behind iconic East Village hot dog destination, Crif Dogs, opens for a month-long pop-up in the Empire State Building nightly in May on the 86th floor. PDT will offer a selection of their most popular signature cocktails along with classic New York style hotdogs.

crif dogs
Hey Nerds! Stranger Things 4 is @ ESB!

Did you see the “Stranger Things” themed light show?! The first-of-its-kind, dynamic lighting brought the Empire State Building into the Upside Down, an alternate dimension depicted in the show. The cast of the hit Netflix series visited the Observatory to flip the famous switch in a lighting ceremony to celebrate the show’s takeover of the building. Now through July, guests have the opportunity to take pictures in our Stranger Things custom photo corner! Don’t miss the chance to pose with a Demogorgon, mouth breathers!

stranger things cast at empire state building
Calling All Hockey Fans! The Stanley Cup is @ ESB Saturday Only

For one day only, the Stanley Cup will be at the Empire State Building from 2:30 – 5 PM on the Northwest Corner of the 86th floor! Don’t miss the chance to pose with this iconic trophy at the World’s Most Famous Building!

Stanley Cup at empire state building