Today at the Museum

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.

Through September 13, 2015

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

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. 

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.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015

Special Exhibit

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition, open from April 5, 2014. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Special Events

As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide to learn how AMNH acquired some of its rarest and most beloved treasures. Travel back in time and across the globe with some of your favorite explorers to gain a deeper understanding of the Museum’s rich and storied history.
This tour is appropriate for participants ages 12 and up.

June 3, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Join us as Rae discusses her research on black bear interactions and shares pictures, videos, and specimens from the field!

June 5, 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, June 7, 2017

After Hours Programs

Join neuroscientist Wendy A. Suzuki for an interactive discussion about how the brain changes in response to its environment. 

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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