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General Tour

Visit the United Nations in the heart of New York City! A one-hour guided tour offers an exciting opportunity to discover UN Headquarters. One of our multilingual Tour Guides will take you on a brief journey through the corridors of international diplomacy. You will learn about the history and work of the United Nations and visit the famous General Assembly Hall and Security Council Chamber (meetings permitting). 

A guided tour lasts approximately one hour. Tours are offered in all six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian), as well as in additional languages in high demand. For details of language availability each day, please click HERE

Children aged 5 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult (one per group of 20). Unfortunately, children under 5 are not permitted on tour.  

Guided Tours are also offered at other United Nations Offices around the world, including Geneva, Nairobiand Vienna

SPECIAL TOURS - Children's Tour

Children aged 5 to 10 are invited to learn more about the UN and how to be global citizens on a special UN Children’s Tour (Mon–Fri 3:50 p.m. or at other times for groups by prior arrangement). A special child-friendly “UN Kids Corridor” features wall-sized world maps, mounted flags of the Security Council’s 15 members, an actual refugee tent, and more! Interactive games with the Tour Guides, quizzes and role-playing help young visitors understand the work of the UN and how it relates to their daily lives.  

NEW: Every Friday, the UN Bookshop hosts a story time for children of all ages at 3:15 p.m. (no purchase or registration required), a perfect prelude to taking the tour at 3:50 p.m. 

Book your tickets now by selecting Children’s Tour.

 

SPECIAL TOURS - Garden Tour

Throughout the summer months until mid-September when the United Nations is closed to the public for the UNGA general debate special tours of the UN’s North Lawn are offered to the general public on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.. Take a stroll around the gardens with their exceptional rose collection and iconic cherry trees: learn about the story behind the “George and the Dragon” statue, see an actual segment of the Berlin Wall, and discover a “hidden gem” honouring one of the most important women in the history of the United Nations: Eleanor Roosevelt.