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.

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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

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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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. The area offers a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate fossils from the Late Cretaceous period. Plentiful fossils and diverse fauna make it an ideal spot for collecting. Feel free to bring your own collecting equipment.

Friday, August 5

After Hours Programs

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Members Only

Set sail in New York Harbor with astrophysicist Charles Liu and watch the Sun set while learning the science and star lore that surround the summer sky.

Saturday, August 13

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Tour the Halls of Biodiversity, Vertebrate Origins, Primates, and Human Origins to learn about the mechanisms of evolution. Along the way, we will review some of the major branching points in animal evolution.

Sunday, August 14

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Take your family on an exploration of the microscopic world found in Central Park with Jay Holmes. Participants will learn how to study the world using microscopes and get a primer in collection techniques. Examples of microscopes from the 19th century will also be on hand.

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