October 5, 2016
New research reveals that a snake found across a huge swath of the Eastern United States is actually three different species.
October 4, 2016
A new mathematical model created by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History details a way that dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate, producing a type of explosion that is instrumental to measuring the extreme distances in our universe.
Press Release, Events
September 7, 2016
The science visualization team at the American Museum of Natural History has started work on an open source software platform to visualize dynamic data from current NASA mission activities and scientific observations.
Press Release, Education
August 1, 2016
This summer, while many of their peers are starting traditional, office-based internships, more than 30 local young adults will be guiding visitors through the halls of the American Museum of Natural History as part of the 20th class of the Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP).
June 21, 2016
New research on the burrows of scorpions in diverse environments finds that these predatory arachnids build strikingly similar architectural features in their homes.
June 14, 2016
Upcoming exhibitions and programs through spring 2017.
June 8, 2016
New research shows that bioluminescence—a phenomenon in which organisms generate visible light through a chemical reaction—has evolved many more times among marine fishes, and likely throughout the entire tree of life, than previously thought.
June 3, 2016
For 200 million years, crocs and their charismatic ancestors have been a tenacious presence on our planet, sometimes in forms that would seem unrecognizable next to the aquatic reptiles we know today. Featuring live species of crocs as well as fossils, life-sized models, and interactive components, the new exhibition Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World at the American Museum of Natural History will explore fascinating insights about these animals’ evolutionary history, biology, behavior, and precarious relationships with humans. The exhibition will also cover the surprising ways researchers are studying crocs in ways that may benefit humans including fighting antibiotic-resistant infections, tooth renewal, and blood substitutes.