Today at the Museum

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lectures and Talks

Comet ISON will come within just 750,000 miles of the Sun’s surface on Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28. It might even become bright enough to be seen from Earth even in the daytime, and may go on to have a dazzling showing in December 2013, as you’ll learn in this talk by Joe Rao.

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

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. 

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.

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 21

Members Only Programs

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Members Only

Set sail on the Hudson River with astrophysicist Charles Liu and watch the Sun set while learning the science
and star lore that surround the summer sky.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Members Only Programs

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Members Only

Take a closer look at some of the Museum’s largest and most iconic treasures. Join a Museum tour guide and view such giants as the Ahnighito meteorite, the blue whale, and our newest and largest dinosaur on display: The Titanosaur.

Four Wednesdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, and August 30, 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.

Saturday, August 5–Sunday, August 6

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Four Wednesdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, and August 30, 2017

Family and Childrens 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.

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