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Today at the Museum

Through December 14, 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 Sunday, June 22, 2014

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

Through October 12, 2014

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

Through Sunday, August 10, 2014

Special Exhibit

This striking new special exhibition explores both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its paradoxical perils and potential.

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IMAX

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Showtimes daily in 3D digital and 2D film.

Tuesday, May 1–Saturday, May 31, 2014

Special Exhibit

Discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes in this short film featuring spectacular footage shot with experimental cameras during the Museum’s 2013 Explore21 Expedition to the Solomon Islands led by Curator John Sparks. 

Free With Museum Admission

Upcoming Events

October 20–December 29, 2014

Courses and Workshops

Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change—and how to talk about it. You will hear from scientists in the fields of climatology, oceanography, Earth science, and anthropology, and study how climate change is affecting people and their ways of life.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Come along for the ride with Cassini Imaging Team Leader, Carolyn Porco, and witness the sights and magic worked by these emissaries from Earth to the enchanting realm of Saturn.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Special Events

The Museum invites all NYC high school students to its Annual College Fair.

Thursday–Sunday, October 23—26

Special Events

Join the Margaret Mead Film Festival for documentary filmmaking, animation, and archival work that illuminate the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world.

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