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Events in the next 7 days

Through 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

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 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

October 28 through December 8, 2013

Educator Programs

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

Registration Closed

Mondays, November 4, 2013—December 9, 2013

Courses and Workshops

Participants in this course will gain a better understanding of which chemicals, and at what dosages, influence brain function and when we are most vulnerable to “poisoning” ourselves; unpack current scientific research around the topic; and receive resources that can inform decisions about long-term health.

Registration Closed

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.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Social and Philanthropic Events

The Co-Chairs and Steering Committee of the Junior Council invite you to a private exhibition viewing of The Power of Poison.

The event includes remarks by the exhibition’s curator, Mark Siddall, a preview of the exhibition The Power of Poison, and a cocktail reception.

December 6 and 13

Student Programs

Spend two afternoons stargazing in the Hayden Planetarium, explore artifacts in the Museum’s cultural halls, and discover the roles of celestial bodies and events in the lives of ancient peoples.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cultural Programs

Join us for a special event that celebrates the rich historic and cultural heritage of Turkmenistan featuring craft and music from this Central Asian nation that was one of the gateways on the legendary Silk Road trading route from Europe to Asia.  

Free With Museum Admission

December 10 and 17

Family and Childrens Programs

Learn how cultures around the world have been spotting animal shapes in the stars throughout history, and then see the stars that inspired the stories in the Hayden Planetarium.

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