Past Exhibitions

Natural Histories

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 - September 13, 2014

The Power of Poison

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

The Exosuit

The Exosuit

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

Whales: Giants of the Deep

Whales: Giants of the Deep

Whales: Giants of the Deep transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth.

March 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments in this popular exhibition, on view from May 18, 2013, through January 5, 2014.

May 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Space Show: Journey to the Stars

Space Show: Journey to the Stars

A spectacular Space Show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, premiered on Saturday, July 4, 2009, in the Hayden Planetarium at the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by the Museum’s astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad.

July 4, 2009 - November 1, 2013

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large

Witness the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths in a presentation of more than 30 large-format prints by Canadian photographer Jim des Rivières.

September 29, 2012 - September 29, 2013

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