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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

After Hours Programs

Barnard College professor and astronomer Janna Levin shares her scientific research on the first recordings of a gravitational wave from the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Fold, crease, and create an assortment of origami models with a team of volunteers from OrigamiUSA. Enjoy a display of some of OrigamiUSA’s most complex creations, snack on milk and cookies as you fold, and take home a collection of your own for the holidays. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Monday, December 12

After Hours Programs

Join University of California, San Diego, Professor Brian Keating on a trip from the frigid depths of Antarctica to the distant reaches of outer space. Along the way, we will encounter new tools to examine the universe and our place within it, exploring  mysteries in cosmology from the nature of space to concepts such as the "Arrow of Time."

Friday, December 16

After Hours Programs

Go back in time for a prehistoric party amongst the Museum’s celebrated dinosaur halls.

Tuesday, December 27

After Hours Programs

Join Brian Abbott and Ted Williams to experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.

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