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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

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 28 through December 8, 2013

Educator Programs

Registration is open for available online graduate courses for educators from Seminars on Science, fall 2013.

Registration Closed

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

Four Tuesdays, April 28–May 19, 2015

Walks and Tours

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song. 

Sold Out

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

After Hours Programs

Mandë Holford, a biochemist, will discuss her research into relatively unknown marine snails also known as cone snails, the toxins they produce in their venom, and how those toxins may be used as therapeutics.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Walks and Tours

Learn about the unique ways that mothers in the wild interact with their babies, and the lengths they go to in order to care for their offspring and protect them.

Members Only

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Special Events

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

Free With Museum Admission

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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