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Events for January 2014

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 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

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.

Tuesdays, January 7 and 14, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

In this workshop you will explore the stars in the Hayden Planetarium, learn the exciting stories behind the constellations, and experience the wonder of the night sky.

Sold Out

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

After Hours Programs

In this Astronomy Live event longtime Hayden presenter Ted Williams will discuss about the planet's shifting poles; whether there is a star akin to Polaris in the Southern Hemisphere; and much more. 

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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This event is no longer showing

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.

Fridays, January 10, 17, and 24, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

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

Sold Out

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Meet Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, New York, on his visit to the Museum.

Sold Out

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Members Only Programs

Join a Museum guide on an exploration of venomous or toxic animals featured in our exhibits.

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Members Only

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.

Sold Out

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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Join us for an evening seeing two worlds close up thanks to new data recently synthesized by NASA that can be experienced on the Dome like being there. 

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

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