A curious confluence of history, industry, and art can be seen in the skull of a rough-toothed dolphin, Steno bredanensis, featured in the special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, open only through Sunday, January 5, 2014.
Made from a single Western red cedar tree, the 63-foot-long Great Canoe on display in the Museum's Grand Gallery was brought to New York in 1883.
Celebrate the role illustration has played in scientific discovery with Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustrations from the Museum’s Library, a new exhibition opening at the Museum on Saturday, October 19.
Need a butterfly fix? The Museum's annual Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter is opening in just one month, on Saturday, October 12.