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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

Opens February 12, 2016

Special Exhibit

MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness of America’s national parks. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

After Hours Programs

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium!

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Courses and Workshops

Sold out - In this one-day course, a group of experts will lead you through recent insights into understanding the neurobiology and behavior of early childhood attachment. 

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Five Mondays, February 22 - March 21, 2016

Courses and Workshops

Get hands-on with the human microbiome inside the Museum’s fall exhibition, The Secret World Inside You.

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Tuesday February 23, 2016

After Hours Programs

Emily Rice and Brian Levine will break the laws of physics, travelling back in time to the Big Bang to understand how it shaped the universe.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Members Only Programs

See how baby animals like hatchlings, gorillas, dinosaurs, and others learn to survive and thrive during this special tour of the Akeley Hall of African Mammals and the bird and dinosaur halls.

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Members Only

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join roboticist Vijay Kumar as he describes the advantages of developing small, agile robots. 

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