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

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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

Eight Wednesdays, September 28 - November 16, 2016

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne

Thursday, September 29, 2016

After Hours Programs

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles describe their new book The Madhouse Effect.

October 1, 2016

Walks and Tours

Members Only

Join Sidney Horenstein in Lower Manhattan to explore the construction, intricacies, and storied history of the New York City water system. The focus will be on the transition from local water to that of the Croton watershed and reservoir.

First Saturdays, October 2016 - May 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

October 2, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum Tour Guide to learn more about the evolution, biology, diversity, and behavior of crocodilians. Visit displays in the Hall of Vertebrate Origins, Reptiles and Amphibians, African Mammals and the Hall of Biodiversity to gain new insight into this ancient and diverse group of reptiles.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Join astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan, as she explains the science behind dark matter and energy and provides an understanding of how radical scientific theories gain acceptance. 

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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