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

July 7, July 14, July 21, or August 4, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Search for bats in Central Park with members of the New York City Bat Group.

Friday, July 14–Saturday, July 15

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Pack your collecting bag, old sneakers, and lunch, and travel back in time with Museum fossil expert Paul Nascimbene for an expedition to Big Brook in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Uncover the hidden secrets of the Late Cretaceous, learn how Museum scientists identify and excavate fossils, and start your very own collection! 

 

Friday, July 21

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Set sail on the Hudson River with astrophysicist Charles Liu and watch the Sun set while learning the science
and star lore that surround the summer sky.

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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