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Events in the next 7 days

June 25, 2011 - December 7, 2014

Special Exhibit

This exhibition features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!

Through June 12, 2015

Special Exhibit

Inspired by the 2012 book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works, dating from the 16th to the early 20th century. 

Free With Museum Admission

Through Sunday, August 10, 2014

Special Exhibit

This striking new special exhibition explores both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its paradoxical perils and potential.

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IMAX

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Showtimes daily in 3D digital and 2D film.

Four Tuesdays, April 1-22, 2014

Walks and Tours

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song. 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

After Hours Programs

Yale University comparative psychologist Laurie Santos explores the roots of human irrationality by observing the way our primate relatives make decisions. She delves into recent experiments in “monkeynomics.”

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Spring is the season for new discovery, and the beginning of new life for creatures around the world. Meet some of nature’s wildest and cutest youngsters, and learn how they grow and learn to adapt to their unique habitats.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Join  Alexander Kellner, co-curator of the Museum's new exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, to learn what it takes to find these extremely rare fossils and to discover how much we can decipher from the evidence that exists.

Free With Museum Admission

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