Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or as a lethal weapon used as lifesaving treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. The Power of Poison, a special exhibition that opens November 16, 2013, explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth.
November 16, 2013 - August 10, 2014
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
See It in 3D! 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.
January 10, 2014 - June 29, 2014
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?
October 12, 2013 - May 26, 2014
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 - October 12, 2014
More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.
June 25, 2011 - January 5, 2015
The Exosuit is a next-generation atmospheric diving system capable of taking a diver down 1,000 feet at surface pressure. Set to be tested as a scientific tool in July 2014, it may soon allow researchers unprecedented access to study marine biodiversity.
February 27, 2014 - March 5, 2014