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 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.

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IMAX

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Showtimes daily in 3D digital and 2D film.

Fridays, January 10, 17, and 24, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

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In this workshop, you will observe butterflies up-close and investigate how they migrate, transform, and trick hungry predators.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Become an explorer and roam the Museum after hours! Visit the Butterfly Conservatory, one of the Museum’s most popular annual exhibits, and talk to experts to learn more about the diversity of these spectacular insects. Explore our newest special exhibition ¡Cuba!, and take in the sights and sounds of the island’s remote forests, mysterious caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

After Hours Programs

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Sold out - Bestselling author Douglas Preston discusses his ventures deep into the Honduran jungle in a riveting, non-fiction narrative about the unearthing of an ancient lost civilization, while he provides a rich tapestry of historical, economic, social, political, and environmental context for the discovery. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

After Hours Programs

Professor of physics Greg Matloff discusses recent developments that have advanced the possibility of interstellar travel for robots and humans, from the discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, to the announcement of an interstellar-probe called Project Starshot. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Social and Philanthropic Events

Join us in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater for a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s work with cutting-edge data visualization.

Six Wednesdays; January 25-March 1

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for a special Members-only presentation about our latest exhibition, ¡Cuba! Dr. Ana Luz Porzecanski, Director of the Center for Biodiversity, will discuss what goes on behind the scenes when making a Museum exhibition. Then, members can enjoy an intimate evening viewing of the exhibit and explore ¡Cuba! with new insights.

Tuesday, January 31, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join guides Denton Ebel and Carter Emmart for an up-close examination of our solar system’s smallest planet.

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