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Events for September 2014

Through December 14, 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 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

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 2 - October 24, 2014

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with Ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo. 

Sold Out

Monday, September 8, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Renowned astrophysicist and author Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure like no other, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets and beyond, asserting that the age-old Copernican principle is in need of updating. 

Eight Wednesdays, September 10–October 29, 2014

Courses and Workshops

Learn about the gifted artists who created the world-class dioramas as you sketch subjects in their “natural” environments.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lectures and Talks

In his book An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar, big-cat expert Alan Rabinowitz shares his journey to conserve a species that, despite its past resilience, is now on a slide toward extinction. 

Open through January 4, 2015

Special Exhibit

A native of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands and the last known of his kind, the tortoise called Lonesome George became an international symbol of ever-increasing extinctions when he died of natural causes in 2012. 

Free With Museum Admission

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Families, join a Museum naturalist for a bird walk in Central Park. 

September 23, 2014

Lectures and Talks

In Living with Crows in Hawaii: Conservation in Haunted Landscapes, environmental philosopher and anthropologist Dr. Thom Van Dooren shares his perspectives on contested issues of conservation and extinction in Hawai'i.

Free With Museum Admission

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Explore autumn skies with Hayden Presenters Christina Pease, Joe Rao, and Ted Williams. 

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