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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

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

Reopens November 24, 2015

Space Show

The Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe is currently closed and will reopen November 24 with an improved theater experience. 

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

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.

Free With Museum Admission

Upcoming Events

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 8 - October 30, 2015

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with Ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Walks and Tours

Tour the Museum halls and lean how Charles Darwin became convinced that both evolution and natural selection occurred. 

Members Only

Monday September 21, 2015

Lectures and Talks

Join astrophysicist and educator Jeffrey Bennett as he introduces the basic tenets of Einstein's theory and underscores its importance to our modern understanding of the universe.

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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