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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Members Only Programs

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. 

Members Only

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

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

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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

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

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, May 9, 2015

Special Events

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

Free With Museum Admission

Three–week online course beginning Monday, May 11, 2015

Courses and Workshops

In this course, you will learn how climate change is changing our world and how we and other living things, from corals to wolves, are responding to it.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lectures and Talks

Finding so called Goldilocks planets and evidence of life beyond Earth is a goal of science agencies worldwide. Kepler mission scientist Natalie Batalha will describe the possibilities for finding inhabited environments in the not-so-distant future.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Members Only Programs

Join us for a special presentation about our latest exhibition, Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species, with Curator Mark Siddall.

Members Only

Friday, May 15, 2015

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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Members Only Programs

Members, join Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet to look for birds on their spring migration as they pass through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

Members Only

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