Now open in the Hayden Planetarium
Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Awesome in their destructive power, these natural events remind us that we are small and vulnerable—and that living on this dynamic planet will always entail risk.
November 14, 2014 - August 9, 2015
The fossils of ancient winged reptiles known as pterosaurs have puzzled paleontologists for hundreds of years. Find out what incredible new discoveries are revealing about this extraordinary group of animals.
April 5, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.
November 2, 2013
More than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world are currently under threat of extinction and hundreds vanish each year. We don’t always know the exact time of extinction, but we do for the Pinta Island giant tortoise from the Galápagos Islands. On June 24, 2012, Lonesome George—the tortoise displayed at the Museum and the last known member of his species—died of natural causes.
September 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Dense humidity, lush green plants, and tropical butterflies of every color filling the room—who'd guess this is New York City in the middle of winter?
November 1, 2014 - May 25, 2015
Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, this exhibition includes 50 stunning images reproduced from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works, dating from the 16th to the early 20th century.
October 19, 2013 - June 12, 2015
Great White Shark will explore the great white's place in our imaginations, in our fears and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
July 7, 2014 - January 4, 2015