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Events in the next 7 days

Through December 14, 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.

Through October 12, 2014

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.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Special Events

Learn the history and simple astronomy behind "Manhattanhenge" in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.

Saturdays and Sundays, July 12–13, July 19–20, July 26–27

Special Events

Learn about the biology and evolution of humans' sense of smell through demonstrations and hands-on activities, including sending and receiving scents using a new digital device called the oPhone.

Free With Museum Admission

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