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.

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. 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

After Hours Programs

Barnard College professor and astronomer Janna Levin shares her scientific research on the first recordings of a gravitational wave from the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Fold, crease, and create an assortment of origami models with a team of volunteers from OrigamiUSA. Enjoy a display of some of OrigamiUSA’s most complex creations, snack on milk and cookies as you fold, and take home a collection of your own for the holidays. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Monday, December 12

After Hours Programs

Join University of California, San Diego, Professor Brian Keating on a trip from the frigid depths of Antarctica to the distant reaches of outer space. Along the way, we will encounter new tools to examine the universe and our place within it, exploring  mysteries in cosmology from the nature of space to concepts such as the "Arrow of Time."

Friday, December 16

After Hours Programs

Go back in time for a prehistoric party amongst the Museum’s celebrated dinosaur halls.

Tuesday, December 27

After Hours Programs

Join Brian Abbott and Ted Williams to experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.

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