March 21–23: Celebrate Spring at the Museum

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Don’t let the frost fool you; spring begins on Friday, March 20, at 6:45 pm! So while the weather catches up, visit the Museum for your first taste of the season. 

©AMNH/D.Finnin

©AMNH/D.Finnin


Visit the raccoon diorama in the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. Raccoons can tolerate both warm and cool climates. The diorama above is set at midnight in March near Minnies Lake, Georgia. 

This diorama of a bird sanctuary near Roosevelt's Oyster Bay home, Sagamore Hill, is found in the Museum's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. © AMNH/D. Finnin

This diorama of a bird sanctuary near Roosevelt's Oyster Bay home, Sagamore Hill, is found in the Museum's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall.

© AMNH/D. Finnin


Try to spot the 72 birds hiding in the Sagamore Hill Diorama in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. Then, continue your indoor birding adventure with the Birding At The Museum video series.


Spring means a new batch of young ones for many species across the animal kingdom. Keep an eye out for baby animals while you explore the Museum’s many dioramas. You can spot peregrine falcon chicks in the Sanford Hall of North American Birds and elephant calves, ostrich chicks, and other baby animals in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals

© AMNH/M. Shanley

© AMNH/M. Shanley


If you need to scratch the itch for warmer weather, be sure to visit the Butterfly Conservatory to meander among tropical plants and more than 500 free-flying butterflies. 


See more spring images on the Museum’s Spring Pinterest board. 

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