Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum

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The Museum will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving, and we hope you're having a wonderful one. If you feel the need to walk off some turkey and stuffing, though, the Museum's halls will be there for you the rest of the weekend, with plenty of things to do! Come by and get a look at the Origami Holiday Tree, which went up in the Grand Gallery earlier this week.

Origami Tree Futter

Museum President Ellen V. Futter lights the Origami Holiday Tree with a little help.

© AMNH/R. Mickens


After a period of renovation, the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater reopens its doors this week, and you can catch the acclaimed Space Show, Dark Universe, on a new screen that makes Planetarium presentations more immersive than ever before.

If space doesn't suit your cinematic tastes this weekend, you can also take a deep dive under the sea with Jean Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean, showing in giant-screen 2D and 3D in the LeFrak Theater.

In our newest special exhibition, The Secret World Inside You, you can learn more about the countless microbes that live on and in the human body, assisting in tasks like defending you from disease and helping to digest the latest plates of leftovers.

And don't forget, you've got just more than a month left to catch Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species. This special exhibition exploring the adaptations that let life thrive in Earth's most extreme environments closes in January, so don't miss your chance to see living exhibitions like the jet-powered nautilus and the mighty mantis shrimp.