Today at the Museum

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Members can go on a deeper exploration with Assistant Curator for Pacific Ethnology Jennifer Newell to see the Museum’s rich collections of decorative, sacred, and practical objects from Maori and other Pacific peoples. Continue on a journey to Africa and to the American Northwest Coast to see a selection of whale- related cultural artifacts. 

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 January 5, 2014

Special Exhibit

Whales: Giants of the Deep brings visitors closer than ever to some of the mightiest, most massive, and mysterious mammals on Earth.

© Brandon Cole, Romeo/V&W, SeaPics.com

Tuesdays, September 3–October 22, 2013

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Paul Sweet.

Thursday, October 17, 2013−Sunday, January 12, 2014

Special Exhibit

For a limited time, see modern Zuni paintings depicting ancestral sites throughout the Colorado Plateau.

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. 

October 22, 29, and November 5

Student Programs

Have you ever wondered where whales came from? Join us in learning how these spectacular creatures evolved from land mammals, and have adapted so perfectly to their underwater environment.

Upcoming Events

Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Learn about the tradition of poster art in Cuba and create a piece to take home.

April 1, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Kelly Speer discusses her research on bat flies, parasites that strictly feed on the blood of bats.

Friday, April 01–Saturday, April 02

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Monday, April 3, 2017

After Hours Programs

RESCHEDULED for Monday, April 3rd — Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality. 

April 3, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Eight Tuesdays–Fridays; April 4–May 26, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song. 

Four Tuesdays, April 4–May 23, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration.

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