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Identical twins have the exact same genes, but their fingerprints are unique.

Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly.

Fireflies aren't flies at all. They're beetles!

Many sauropods grew new teeth as often as once a month, as old ones wore out.

Antarctica is a continent surrounded by ocean. The Arctic is the opposite, an expanse of ocean surrounded by continents.

If melted, the ice sheets covering Antarctica would raise global sea level by almost 70 meters (230 feet).

"Shooting stars" are actually meteors.

Some meteorites are as old as the solar system.

Koalas are not bears. They're marsupials and are more closely related to kangaroos.

Half a million neurons form every minute during the first five months in the womb.

Some meteorites are small pieces of the moon. 

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The Secret World Inside You

The Secret World Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revealing the complexities of the human microbiome and reshaping our ideas about human health. 

November 7, 2015 - August 14, 2016


Life at the Limits

Discover incredible adaptations that allow life to thrive even in the most unlikely places on Earth.

April 4, 2015 - January 3, 2016


The Butterfly Conservatory

Dense humidity, lush green plants, and tropical butterflies of every color filling the room—who'd guess this is New York City in the middle of winter?

September 5, 2015 - May 29, 2016

New MicrobiOLogy!

Microbes are tiny living things that live everywhere — even on us and in us! Find out more about them with these new games, videos, activities, and stories!


Carly's Adventures in Wasp Land

In this comic book series, follow Carly as she transforms from insect-hater to entomologist, shrink down to wasp-size, make new winged friends, and more!



Early Childhood and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History provides exciting science learning opportunities for young children and families through OLogy, the Discovery Room, the Science and Nature Program, and Public Programs.
Support for Early Childhood and Family Learning has been provided by the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, Mona and Ravi Sinha.
Additional funding has been provided by Joyce and Bob Giuffra, John and Amy Griffin, and Valerie and Wright Ohrstrom.

The initial development of OLogy was made possible by a generous grant from the Louis Calder Foundation.

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