Events in the next 7 days
June 25, 2011 - December 7, 2014
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
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)
Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!
Thursday, October 17, 2013−Sunday, January 12, 2014
For a limited time, see modern Zuni paintings depicting ancestral sites throughout the Colorado Plateau.
Through September 13, 2015
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 28 through December 8, 2013
Registration is open for available online graduate courses for educators from Seminars on Science, fall 2013.
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.
Through Sunday, August 10, 2014
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
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.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Free With Museum Admission
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.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Lectures and Talks
Renowned astrophysicist and award-winning author Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who chase them.
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.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Members Only Programs
Explore the Museum’s extensive mammal collections with a specific focus on the Xenarthra order and Mustelidae family.