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Events for April 2014

Through January 5, 2015

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 Sunday, June 22, 2014

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!

Through October 12, 2014

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

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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.

Four Tuesdays, April 1-22, 2014

Walks and Tours

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song. 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

After Hours Programs

Yale University comparative psychologist Laurie Santos explores the roots of human irrationality by observing the way our primate relatives make decisions. She delves into recent experiments in “monkeynomics.”

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Spring is the season for new discovery, and the beginning of new life for creatures around the world. Meet some of nature’s wildest and cutest youngsters, and learn how they grow and learn to adapt to their unique habitats.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Join  Alexander Kellner, co-curator of the Museum's new exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, to learn what it takes to find these extremely rare fossils and to discover how much we can decipher from the evidence that exists.

Free With Museum Admission

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Special Events

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of FOX's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," as he discusses his role in the continuation of the iconic television series for a new generation of viewers.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Members Only Programs

Take part in this exclusive opportunity to visit the collections of the Museum’s Division of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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Members Only

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lectures and Talks

What can our individual genomes tell us about ourselves? From shedding light on our ancestry to the potential for personalized medicine, what are the risks and rewards of getting your DNA sequenced?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Members Only Programs

Have you ever noticed the fossilized clams, pieces of 350-million-year-old coral reefs, or a chambered Nautilus as you strolled Fifth Avenue? 

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Members Only

Four Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19

Courses and Workshops

In an intimate, salon-style setting, you will be able to probe the science behind how our brain shapes who we are. 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections.Come celebrate this milestone with a lively discussion, moderated by Library Director Tom Baione. 

Four Tuesdays, April 29-May 20, 2014

Walks and Tours

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song. 

Sold Out