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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,

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

Eight Tuesdays, December 1, 2015–January 19, 2016

Courses and Workshops

Explore the natural world in an after-hours painting workshop in the Akeley Hall of American Mammals. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

After Hours Programs

Geneticist, Jack Gilbert will present on the most recent discoveries and provide a guidebook to understand the microbiome and the role diet and lifestyle play in shaping this health resource.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Family and Childrens Programs

Families, join a Museum naturalist for a bird walk in Central Park. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Family and Childrens Programs

Discover marine animals in motion with performances, live animals, and presentations from marine biologists. 

Free With Museum Admission

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lectures and Talks

Join physicist Lisa Randall as she tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the histories of Earth and the larger cosmos.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Members Only Programs

Fold, crease, and create an assortment of ornaments with a team of volunteers from OrigamiUSA. 

Members Only

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