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Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

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

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Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

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

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The Butterfly Conservatory

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

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Natural Histories

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

Lonesome George Listing

Lonesome George

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

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IMAX: Great White Shark

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

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Kazanjian Red Diamond

This extraordinary 5.05-carat red gem is on temporary display in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems.

September 22, 2010 - January 25, 2015

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