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 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.

This event is no longer showing

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. 

Four Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

In an intimate, salon-style setting, you will be able to probe the science behind how our brain shapes who we are. 

Four Tuesdays, April 29-May 20, 2014

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

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. 

Tuesday, May 1–Saturday, May 31, 2014

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes in this short film featuring spectacular footage shot with experimental cameras during the Museum’s 2013 Explore21 Expedition to the Solomon Islands led by Curator John Sparks. 

Five Thursdays, May 1 through May 29, 2014

Courses and Workshops

Become fluent in the science of climate change in this course led by Museum scientists and other experts in the field, including journalists from Scientific American. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

After Hours Programs

For more than four decades, the American Museum of Natural History's Museum Dance has captured the attention and imagination of over 800 young New Yorkers for a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing at the Museum. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Paul Sweet, collections manager in the Department of Ornithology, leads this expedition to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in upstate New York.