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

Saturday, February 25

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - In this one-day course, we will explore the basic biology of stem cells, understand new research techniques, and address the ethical concerns that surround them. 

Friday, February 25–Saturday, February 26

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.

February 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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Are we alone in the universe? Jackie Faherty and Emily Rice will investigate this question by touring a nearby solar system and exploring the potential diversity of living conditions on newly discovered extrasolar planets.

Wednesday, March 1, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.

Saturday, March 4

Members Only Programs

Members Only

The Museum is widely regarded as having the finest, most accurate wildlife dioramas in the world. Join us for a look through these “Windows on Nature” as we discover science as art and art as science. Learn about the role that these dioramas play in conservation, the big personalities behind their creation, and why they are as important today as they were fifty or more years ago.

 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

March 4, 2017

Student Programs

Join us for an information session to explore ways in which students can strengthen their chances when applying to college if they are looking towards a career in math, science or engineering!

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