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Events in the next 7 days

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

Tuesdays, September 3–October 22, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Paul Sweet.

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Wednesdays, September 4−October 23, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Joseph DiCostanzo.

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Thursdays, September 5−October 24, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Joseph DiCostanzo.

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Fridays, September 6−October 25, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Paul Sweet.

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Mondays, September 16, 2013—October 21, 2013

Courses and Workshops

From the psychology of sports fans to the cognitive benefits of team sports to understanding the impact of repetitive brain injury, this course will give participants a practical understanding of the latest research in the neuroscience of sports.

Registration Closed

Eight Thursdays September 19–November 7, 2013

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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October 9, 16, and 23

Student Programs

Experience the fun of building and operating your own robots while learning about our solar system and beyond.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lectures and Talks

From New York City in the 1960s to the depths of the Amazon in the 1970s and ’80s, relive one woman’s transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an accomplished scientist. 

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!

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.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Family and Childrens Programs

Break out your sleeping bags and experience the Museum as never before. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Family and Childrens Programs

Break out your sleeping bags and experience the Museum as never before. 

Registration Closed

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

October 20, 27, and November 3

Family and Childrens Programs

Discover the remarkable adaptations frogs have developed, from vivid colors to protective poisons, and go behind-the-scenes of the Museum’s exhibition of live frogs.

October 20, October 27, and November 3

Student Programs

Discover the remarkable adaptations frogs have developed, from vivid colors to protective poisons, and go behind-the-scenes of the Museum’s exhibition of live frogs.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Members Only Programs

Members, join us for an in-depth tour of the Museum's dioramas.

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Members Only

Monday, October 21, 2013

Lectures and Talks

In a special lecture, Venter will describe his current work and new book, Life at the Speed of Light, which presents a fascinating and authoritative study of the emerging field of synthetic genomics.

October 22, 29, and November 5

Student Programs

Have you ever wondered where whales came from? Join us in learning how these spectacular creatures evolved from land mammals, and have adapted so perfectly to their underwater environment.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Members Only Programs

Members can go on a deeper exploration with Assistant Curator for Pacific Ethnology Jennifer Newell to see the Museum’s rich collections of decorative, sacred, and practical objects from Maori and other Pacific peoples. Continue on a journey to Africa and to the American Northwest Coast to see a selection of whale- related cultural artifacts. 

Members Only

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