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Origami, Penguins, and More This Weekend 11/9 and 11/10 at the Museum

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Dark Universe, our new Space Show, is now open, and the weekend also promises origami for all ages, a great film in the IMAX theater, and, as always, 45 permanent halls filled with gems, dioramas, dinosaurs, and cultural artifacts from around the globe.

Family Fun: World Origami Days

As part of World Origami Days, a weeks-long celebration of the international community of origami, members of OrigamiUSA will be on-hand Sunday to help people of all ages learn the art of paper folding. 

Owl Origami Holiday Tree 2012

One of a "parliament" of owls.

© AMNH/R. Mickens


The World Origami Days celebration is on Sunday, November 10, from noon to 4 pm, in the first-floor Grand Gallery near the 77th Street entrance. The annual Origami Holiday Tree will be unveiled Monday, November 25. 

Open Now: Dark Universe

Our new Space Show, Dark Universe, provides a sparkling tour of the Milky Way and beyond, as we learn about what scientists today know about the enigmatic dark matter and dark energy that may comprise more than 95 percent of our expanding universe.

Learn more in a video.


More information here. The Show runs daily every half-hour from 10:30 to 4:30 pm. 

In the IMAX Theater: Penguins

Closing soon, Penguins, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, follows a King Penguin on the island of South Georgia, near Antarctica, as he looks for a mate and becomes a father. 

Penguin Brothers

Purchase tickets to the show.

On Exhibit: Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway

Walk the 13-plus-billion-year history of the universe, passing early fossilized lifeforms and ancient rocks, in a 360-foot pathway rising through the glass of the Rose Center for Earth and Space. 

Cosmic Pathway: 12 Billion years ago

Coming Soon: The Power of Poison

A bewitching new exhibition devoted to the marvels and dangers of poisons in nature opens next Saturday, November 16. Learn more about The Power of Poison.

Preparator working on a witch The Power of Poison

A preparator works behind-the-scenes to create a model of a witch for The Power of Poison exhibition. 

© AMNH/R. Mickens


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