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Today at the Museum

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 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

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.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015

Special Exhibit

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition, open from April 5, 2014. 

Through Sunday, November 2, 2014

Special Exhibit

In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders’ anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Family and Childrens Programs

Spring is the season for new discovery, and the beginning of new life for creatures around the world. Meet some of nature’s wildest and cutest youngsters, and learn how they grow and learn to adapt to their unique habitats.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Walks and Tours

Join a Museum tour guide and learn more about the evolution and diversity of sharks.

Members Only

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. 

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