Today at the Museum

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Paul Sweet, collections manager in the Department of Ornithology, leads this expedition to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in upstate New York. 

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.

This event is no longer showing

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.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015

Special Exhibit

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition, open from April 5, 2014. 

Tuesday, May 1–Saturday, May 31, 2014

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes in this short film featuring spectacular footage shot with experimental cameras during the Museum’s 2013 Explore21 Expedition to the Solomon Islands led by Curator John Sparks. 

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.

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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Take a closer look at some of the Museum’s largest and most iconic treasures. Join a Museum tour guide and view such giants as the Ahnighito meteorite, the blue whale, and our newest and largest dinosaur on display: The Titanosaur.

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