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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 June 12, 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

Now Open

Space Show

A spectacular new Hayden Planetarium Space Show, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, takes viewers through the recent dramatic advances in our knowledge of the universe and explores what’s to come in the future of cosmology. 

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.

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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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Members Only Programs

Join Library Director Tom Baione and Director of Darwin Manuscripts Project David Kohn to view items from our Photographic Collections and learn about ongoing projects.

Members Only

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lectures and Talks

Interested in becoming an amateur astronomer but unsure where to begin?

Six Thursdays January 29–February March 12

Courses and Workshops

Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas. 

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Four Tuesdays, February 3–February 24, 2015

Walks and Tours

Catch a glimpse of owls, songbirds, and woodpeckers in the woods, seed-eating birds in the fields, and multiple species of ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City

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