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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

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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Five Tuesdays: February 25, 2014 - March 25, 2014

Courses and Workshops

This five-session creative writing class at the Museum, taught by noted author Hannah Tinti, will focus on the natural world, with each session held in a different gallery. 

Thursday, February 27−Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Special Exhibit

The Exosuit, a next-generation atmospheric diving system that will allow divers to explore marine environments at a depth of 1,000 feet, is going on public display for the first time from February 27 through March 5, 2014.

Free With Museum Admission

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Join Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer for the The New Yorker magazine and author of the new book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and Michael Novacek, senior vice president and provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, as they discuss the process of extinction—and the role humanity plays in it. Science writer and video journalist Flora Lichtman will moderate.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Members Only Programs

Poison for Good: Join chemical biologist Mandë Holford, PhD, to explore her work with marine snail toxins to create biochemical tools for treatment of diseases like HIV.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cultural Programs

The Museum spotlights Korea, inviting visitors to journey through a changing Korea and to experience how the country’s past enriches its present. 

Free With Museum Admission

Five Sundays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Family and Childrens Programs

In this unique program, you will learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond using Digital Universe, the Museum’s cutting-edge three-dimensional digital map of the universe.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Members Only Programs

Visit sweeping American landscapes this winter in the warmth of the Museum’s halls with geologist and historian Sidney Horenstein. 

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Members Only

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Professor Katerina Semendeferi of the University of California-San Diego will discuss how differ­ences in the size and organization of the hominoid brains produce the cognitive specializations found in our spe­cies and how the evolution of the brains of Plio-Pleistocene hominids gave rise to behaviorally modern humans.

New York is Wild!

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