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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Members Only Programs

Take a rare tour of this state-of-the-art facility devoted to genomic research with its director, George Amato. Explore the Museum’s frozen tissue collections, view equipment used in labs, and learn about current research being conducted by Museum scientists.

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 June 12, 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

Now Open

Space Show

A spectacular new Hayden Planetarium Space Show, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, takes viewers through the recent dramatic advances in our knowledge of the universe and explores what’s to come in the future of cosmology. 

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.

Monday- Friday, February 17-21, 2014

Student Programs

In this weeklong camp, scientists-in-training will study metamorphosis, analyze adaptations like bright colors and camouflage, and through interactive, hands-on activities discover why butterflies are important to cultures around the world.

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Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014

Student Programs

In this weeklong camp, students will visit the Museum’s new temporary exhibition, The Power of Poison, and go behind the scenes to learn all about poisons. 

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Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014

Student Programs

In this unique program, you will learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond, using the Museum’s cutting-edge planetarium software, Digital Universe, which combines three-dimensional celestial maps with breathtaking data visualization.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Members Only Programs

Join Library Director Tom Baione and Director of Darwin Manuscripts Project David Kohn to view items from our Photographic Collections and learn about ongoing projects.

Members Only

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lectures and Talks

Interested in becoming an amateur astronomer but unsure where to begin?

Six Thursdays January 29–February March 12

Courses and Workshops

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

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Four Tuesdays, February 3–February 24, 2015

Walks and Tours

Catch a glimpse of owls, songbirds, and woodpeckers in the woods, seed-eating birds in the fields, and multiple species of ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City

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