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Events for February 20, 2014

Through December 14, 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 Sunday, June 22, 2014

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

Through October 12, 2014

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.

This event is no longer showing

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.

Five Thursdays January 30-February 27

Courses and Workshops

Weather Update - February 13, 2014: Tonight's (2/13) Art of Diorama class will take place as scheduled. For those who cannot participate due to weather restrictions, there will be an "open studio" class available on Thursday, March 6th

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

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Four Thursdays February 4–February 25

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 Central Park to observe the varied bird species of New York City.

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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.

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