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.

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. 

Saturdays and Sundays, July 12–13, July 19–20, July 26–27

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Learn about the biology and evolution of humans' sense of smell through demonstrations and hands-on activities, including sending and receiving scents using a new digital device called the oPhone.

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 3, 2016

After Hours Programs

Sylvia Earle and E. O. Wilson are joined by anthropologist Jenny Newell, curator of Pacific Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and visual artist Lynette Wallworth for a rallying event about what we humans can—and must—do to save our wondrous planet.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Visit the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses over 9,000 acres of woods and wetlands all within New York City. A prime birding spot, over 325 species have been recorded at the Wildlife Refuge including the glossy ibis, osprey, tern, laughing gull, oystercatcher, and many more that breed in the area during the summer months.

Four Sundays; June 5, 12, 19, 26

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial comes to life with weekly performances and hands-on activities inspired by America’s breathtaking natural landscapes. Behold majestic views of several national parks through the lens of our signature dioramas, and recreate what you see in sketches and modeling clay with guidance from Museum artists. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

After Hours Programs

Rapper, producer, and master beat-maker, DJ Quik throws down at the last One Step Beyond of the season, Friday, April 8. One Step Beyond is the Museum's monthly dance night held in the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

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