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 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. 

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.

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IMAX

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Showtimes daily in 3D digital and 2D film.

Sundays, January 26, February 2, and 9, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

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Go behind the scenes into the Museum’s new exhibition The Power of Poison and into permanent halls to explore the diversity of life, and investigate which living things are poisonous, and how they use their poisons to defend themselves from predators or to find food.

Sundays, January 26, February 2, and 9, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Go behind the scenes into the Museum’s new exhibition The Power of Poison and into permanent halls to explore the diversity of life, and investigate which living things are poisonous, and how they use their poisons to defend themselves from predators or to find food.

Upcoming Events

Opening Saturday, May 28, 2016

Special Exhibit

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World will immerse visitors in the world of crocs, with engaging interactives, models, artifacts, and living specimens, including an African dwarf crocodile, Siamese crocodile, and American alligator hatchlings.

Friday, June 3, 2016

After Hours Programs

Sylvia Earle and E. O. Wilson are joined by anthropologist Jenny Newell, curator of Pacific Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and visual artist Lynette Wallworth for a rallying event about what we humans can—and must—do to save our wondrous planet.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Visit the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses over 9,000 acres of woods and wetlands all within New York City. A prime birding spot, over 325 species have been recorded at the Wildlife Refuge including the glossy ibis, osprey, tern, laughing gull, oystercatcher, and many more that breed in the area during the summer months.

Four Sundays; June 5, 12, 19, 26

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial comes to life with weekly performances and hands-on activities inspired by America’s breathtaking natural landscapes. Behold majestic views of several national parks through the lens of our signature dioramas, and recreate what you see in sketches and modeling clay with guidance from Museum artists. 

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