Today at the Museum

Open through April 30, 2017

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Countdown to Zero, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, will focus on several global efforts that have been able to contain, or eradicate disease.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

A new must-see exhibit in the world-famous Fossil Halls. 

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Explore Cuba's extraordinary biodiversity and unique culture through our immersive exhibits. 

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Saturdays and Sundays through April 30, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health.

March 3, 2017–September 9, 2017

IMAX

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

Through January 7, 2018

Special Exhibit

Get an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies.

Monday, April 10- Friday, May 26, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Dive into the world of jellies and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals. 

Five Thursdays, April 20–May 18

Courses and Workshops

Delve into the biology of stem cells, discover new research techniques, and discuss ethical concerns. Learn about current stem cell therapies, the challenges ahead, and potential future treatments.

Upcoming Events

May 1, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Lectures and Talks

Join us for interactive discussions with scientists from across the country to learn about their research and how it relates to the world we live in!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

After Hours Programs

Explore mythologies and lived experiences of Cubans with renowned contemporary poets Nancy Morejón and Derek Palacio, while immersing yourself in an after-hours discovery of the American Museum of Natural History’s exhibition ¡Cuba!.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

Sunday, May 7

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us to learn more about the anatomy, habitat, and behavior of the diverse and vibrant bird life found in our own back yard. Museum Naturalist Noah Burg will teach young explorers new observational skills such as, how to set up and use binoculars, as well as how to identify bird calls. We will then head out to Central Park and put these skills to the test as we observe the wondrous sounds and colors of the fall migration. Binoculars and bird guides are included.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 4-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

These programs include about 45 minutes of walking.

 

May 8, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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