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February 19

Student Programs

Experience the splendor of live butterflies in the Museum's indoor tropical rainforest. Interact with these fascinating insects up close to explore how they eat, grow, and trick hungry predators.

Registration Closed

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.

Upcoming Events

Now Open

Space Show

Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.

Eight Tuesdays, December 1, 2015–January 19, 2016

Courses and Workshops

Explore the natural world in an after-hours painting workshop in the Akeley Hall of American Mammals. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

After Hours Programs

Geneticist, Jack Gilbert will present on the most recent discoveries and provide a guidebook to understand the microbiome and the role diet and lifestyle play in shaping this health resource.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Family and Childrens Programs

Families, join a Museum naturalist for a bird walk in Central Park. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Family and Childrens Programs

Discover marine animals in motion with performances, live animals, and presentations from marine biologists. 

Free With Museum Admission

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lectures and Talks

Join physicist Lisa Randall as she tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the histories of Earth and the larger cosmos.

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