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Events in the next 7 days

Through January 5, 2015

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.

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!

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

Twelve Wednesdays: January 8 - March 26, 2014

After Hours Programs

Heed the call of the wild and join an intrepid band of walkers for a fitness experience like no other.

Members Only

Sundays, January 26, February 2, and 9, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Go behind the scenes into the Museum’s new exhibition The Power of Poison and into permanent halls to explore the diversity of life, and investigate which living things are poisonous, and how they use their poisons to defend themselves from predators or to find food.

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Sundays, January 26, February 2, and 9, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Go behind the scenes into the Museum’s new exhibition The Power of Poison and into permanent halls to explore the diversity of life, and investigate which living things are poisonous, and how they use their poisons to defend themselves from predators or to find food.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Join us for an evening seeing two worlds close up thanks to new data recently synthesized by NASA that can be experienced on the Dome like being there. 

Five Thursdays January 30-February 27

Courses and Workshops

Weather Update - February 13, 2014: Tonight's (2/13) Art of Diorama class will take place as scheduled. For those who cannot participate due to weather restrictions, there will be an "open studio" class available on Thursday, March 6th

Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas. 

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

In this “Meet the Scientist” session, Dr. Newell will speak about how she came to be captivated by the people of the Pacific Islands, and the ways they live with their environments. 

New York is Wild!

Which insects have you seen this spring? Share your finds with us on iNaturalist