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Today at the Museum

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.

Through Sunday, June 22, 2014

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

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

Now Open

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.

Tuesday, May 1–Saturday, May 31, 2014

Special Exhibit

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. 

Free With Museum Admission

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Members Only Programs

Join Eileen Westwig, scientific assistant in the Department of Mammaology, on a visit to the Wolf Conservation Center, in South Salem, NY. 

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Members Only

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Members Only Programs

Join Paul Nascimbene, fossil collections manager in the Division of Paleontology, for an expedition to Big Brook in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

Members Only

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Members Only Programs

Geologist Sidney Horenstein will lead you through the unique landscape of Northern Central Park.  

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Members Only

August 26, 2014

Lectures and Talks

In this program, Jackie Faherty and Carter Emmart will use the vast atlas of the Digital Universe to take a voyage through the nearby solar neighborhood and to explore exotic new worlds

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 2 - October 24, 2014

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with Ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo. 

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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