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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

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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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

Eight Tuesdays, December 1, 2015–January 19, 2016

Courses and Workshops

Explore the natural world in an after-hours painting workshop in the Akeley Hall of American Mammals. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

After Hours Programs

Geneticist, Jack Gilbert will present on the most recent discoveries and provide a guidebook to understand the microbiome and the role diet and lifestyle play in shaping this health resource.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Family and Childrens Programs

Families, join a Museum naturalist for a bird walk in Central Park. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Family and Childrens Programs

Discover marine animals in motion with performances, live animals, and presentations from marine biologists. 

Free With Museum Admission

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lectures and Talks

Join physicist Lisa Randall as she tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the histories of Earth and the larger cosmos.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Members Only Programs

Fold, crease, and create an assortment of ornaments with a team of volunteers from OrigamiUSA. 

Members Only

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