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Through December 14, 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 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

Through Sunday, June 22, 2014

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

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

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.

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

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 2 - October 24, 2014

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with Ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo. 

Eight Wednesdays, September 10–October 29, 2014

Courses and Workshops

Learn about the gifted artists who created the world-class dioramas as you sketch subjects in their “natural” environments.

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