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Events in the next 7 days

Through December 14, 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 January 5, 2014

Special Exhibit

Whales: Giants of the Deep brings visitors closer than ever to some of the mightiest, most massive, and mysterious mammals on Earth.

© Brandon Cole, Romeo/V&W, SeaPics.com

Through Sunday, June 22, 2014

Special Exhibit

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

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!

Thursday, October 17, 2013−Sunday, January 12, 2014

Special Exhibit

For a limited time, see modern Zuni paintings depicting ancestral sites throughout the Colorado Plateau.

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

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.

Tuesdays, January 7 and 14, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

In this workshop you will explore the stars in the Hayden Planetarium, learn the exciting stories behind the constellations, and experience the wonder of the night sky.

Sold Out

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

After Hours Programs

In this Astronomy Live event longtime Hayden presenter Ted Williams will discuss about the planet's shifting poles; whether there is a star akin to Polaris in the Southern Hemisphere; and much more. 

Opens Friday, September 19, 2014

Special Exhibit

A native of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands and the last known of his kind, the tortoise called Lonesome George became an international symbol of ever-increasing extinctions when he died of natural causes in 2012. 

Free With Museum Admission

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