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 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

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 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. 

October 22, 29, and November 5

Student Programs

Have you ever wondered where whales came from? Join us in learning how these spectacular creatures evolved from land mammals, and have adapted so perfectly to their underwater environment.

October 28 through December 8, 2013

Educator Programs

Registration Closed

Registration is open for available online graduate courses for educators from Seminars on Science, fall 2013.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 5

After Hours Programs

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Members Only

Set sail in New York Harbor with astrophysicist Charles Liu and watch the Sun set while learning the science and star lore that surround the summer sky.

Saturday, August 13

Members Only Programs

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Members Only

Tour the Halls of Biodiversity, Vertebrate Origins, Primates, and Human Origins to learn about the mechanisms of evolution. Along the way, we will review some of the major branching points in animal evolution.

Sunday, August 14

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Take your family on an exploration of the microscopic world found in Central Park with Jay Holmes. Participants will learn how to study the world using microscopes and get a primer in collection techniques. Examples of microscopes from the 19th century will also be on hand.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

After Hours Programs

Irene Pease and Lydia Maria Petrosino share stories of ancient mythology as they guide you through the night sky to identify the constellations of the zodiac. 

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