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Rockefeller Center is a big place full of incredible experiences and things to do. And it can generate a lot of questions. Here you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions on a variety of topics. If these don’t address your specific need, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
Top of the Rock
What are the changes and new features coming to Top of the Rock?
The Top of the Rock experience is being reimagined and exciting new additions to the observation decks are on the horizon. During the construction period, Top of the Rock visitors will experience a limited-time, must-see installation featuring all local New York artists and inspired by the original vision of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich, who curated the original art of Rockefeller Center around a central theme: New Frontiers. Each artwork is interactive, making the guest its subject, demonstrating how our future is shaped by having you in it.
Beginning in 2024, guests will be able to follow in the footsteps of the ironworkers who constructed Rockefeller Center on the Beam Ride as they recreate the famous Lunch atop a Skyscraper photo. Upon the completion of the new Top of the Rock, an entirely new mezzanine level exhibit and theater experience will open and visitors will be able to soar 30 feet into the air on the Sky Lift delivering NYC’s only private, unobstructed 360-degree view.
While we are under construction (Beginning February 1, 2023), you can still expect the same fantastic views, but please note that access to specific areas may be limited while we work hard to bring new features to Top of the Rock.
Is there a bar at Top of the Rock?
No. However, there are a number of bars and restaurants located at Rockefeller Center. A full list can be viewed here.
Is there a time limit on the observation decks?
No. Guests can stay on the observation decks as long as they like during operating hours. On average, people spend about 45 minutes to an hour at Top of the Rock.
Are restrooms available at Top of the Rock?
Yes. You’ll find restrooms on the 66th floor of Top of the Rock. The restrooms are accessible by elevator from the 67th floor.
How does bad weather affect visits to Top of the Rock?
No matter the weather, Top of the Rock is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We always notify visitors about weather and visibility conditions prior to entry. Top of the Rock does not refund tickets for bad weather. We will gladly reissue your ticket for a future date and time, however. Occasionally portions of the deck are closed for safety reasons due to bad weather.
Will I see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and The Rink from Top of the Rock?
No. Unfortunately the Christmas Tree and The Rink are not visible from Top of the Rock. They are easily accessed however after your visit to Top of the Rock, from the Rink level of Rockefeller Center upon exiting the elevators.
Is Top of the Rock available for private parties or corporate events?
No. There are no private event spaces at Top of the Rock. Rockefeller Center however offers a wide range of private event space options, some with incredible views. Visit our Private Events page to learn more.
How can I access the free Wi-Fi at Rockefeller Center?
Free WiFi is available throughout the entire Rockefeller Center campus. To log on, select “@Rock Center Free Wi-Fi” in your device Settings or Network Preference menu, complete the fields, and click “Accept & Connect.”