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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.

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

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. 

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.

January 9,16, and 23, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

In this workshop, you will observe butterflies up-close and investigate how they migrate, transform, and trick hungry predators.

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Upcoming Events

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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Friday, February 6, 2015

After Hours Programs

During this monthly party, enjoy drinks and dancing in the Museum’s Rose Center for Earth and Space.

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