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Today at the Museum

Through January 5, 2015

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 January 5, 2014

Special Exhibit

Whales: Giants of the Deep brings visitors closer than ever to some of the mightiest, most massive, and mysterious mammals on Earth.

© Brandon Cole, Romeo/V&W, SeaPics.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013−Sunday, January 12, 2014

Special Exhibit

For a limited time, see modern Zuni paintings depicting ancestral sites throughout the Colorado Plateau.

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

December 6 and 13

Student Programs

Spend two afternoons stargazing in the Hayden Planetarium, explore artifacts in the Museum’s cultural halls, and discover the roles of celestial bodies and events in the lives of ancient peoples.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Members Only Programs

Have you ever noticed the fossilized clams, pieces of 350-million-year-old coral reefs, or a chambered Nautilus as you strolled Fifth Avenue? 

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Members Only

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

Courses and Workshops

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

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections.Come celebrate this milestone with a lively discussion, moderated by Library Director Tom Baione. 

Four Tuesdays, April 29-May 20, 2014

Walks and Tours

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. 

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