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.

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 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.

December 6 and 13

Student Programs

Sold Out

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.

Upcoming Events

February 27, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Are we alone in the universe? Jackie Faherty and Emily Rice will investigate this question by touring a nearby solar system and exploring the potential diversity of living conditions on newly discovered extrasolar planets.

Wednesday, March 1, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.

March 3, 2017–September 9, 2017

IMAX

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

Saturday, March 4

Members Only Programs

Members Only

The Museum is widely regarded as having the finest, most accurate wildlife dioramas in the world. Join us for a look through these “Windows on Nature” as we discover science as art and art as science. Learn about the role that these dioramas play in conservation, the big personalities behind their creation, and why they are as important today as they were fifty or more years ago.

 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

March 4, 2017

Student Programs

Join us for an information session to explore ways in which students can strengthen their chances when applying to college if they are looking towards a career in math, science or engineering!

March 6, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

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