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

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.

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IMAX

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Showtimes daily in 3D digital and 2D film.

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. 

Tuesday, May 1–Saturday, May 31, 2014

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes in this short film featuring spectacular footage shot with experimental cameras during the Museum’s 2013 Explore21 Expedition to the Solomon Islands led by Curator John Sparks. 

Upcoming Events

March 27, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Learn about the tradition of poster art in Cuba and create a piece to take home.

April 1, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Kelly Speer discusses her research on bat flies, parasites that strictly feed on the blood of bats.

Friday, April 01–Saturday, April 02

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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

After Hours Programs

RESCHEDULED for Monday, April 3rd — Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality. 

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