Today at the Museum

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.

Monday- Friday, February 17-21, 2014

Student Programs

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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.

Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014

Student Programs

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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. 

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

Friday, April 28–Saturday, April 29

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 29, 2017

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - Eat, drink, and learn about the enigmatic and important function of sleep. Experts in the field discuss their work on the science of sleep, and the role rest plays in learning, memory, and behavior.

May 1, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

After Hours Programs

Explore mythologies and lived experiences of Cubans with renowned contemporary poets Nancy Morejón and Derek Palacio, while immersing yourself in an after-hours discovery of the American Museum of Natural History’s exhibition ¡Cuba!.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

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