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The Power of Poison

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

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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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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 - October 12, 2014

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Spiders Alive!

Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in an exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more.

July 4, 2014 - November 2, 2014

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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 - September 28, 2014

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