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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Members Only Programs

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

Members Only

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

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

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.

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

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. 

Free With Museum Admission

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Members Only Programs

Visit the rarely seen research collections of amphibians and reptiles in the Department of Herpetology, which houses more than 350,000 specimens from nearly every country in the world.

Members Only

Friday, April 24, 2015

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, April 25, 2015

Family and Childrens Programs

Spring is the season for new discovery, and the beginning of new life for creatures around the world. Meet some of nature’s wildest and cutest youngsters, and learn how they grow and learn to adapt to their unique habitats.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Walks and Tours

Join a Museum tour guide and learn more about the evolution and diversity of sharks.

Members Only

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