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.

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

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

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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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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Family and Childrens Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Join us in the Hayden Planetarium as we teach our youngest astronomers about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

After Hours Programs

Explore the universe through the lens of science fiction with Brian Levine and Irene Pease, visiting the real counterparts of fictional locationsto uncover how much has (and hasn't!) been explored.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse TysonMichael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies, to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. SOLD OUT.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Get an up-close and personal introduction to live bats from around the world! Conservation biologist and bat expert Rob Mies will host this unforgettable presentation with many species of live bats, including a Rodrigues fruit bat, a straw-colored fruit bat, a big brown bat, and a Malayan flying fox. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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