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The Origami Holiday Tree

November 24, 2014—January 11, 2015

Visit the American Museum of Natural History each holiday season to see one of New York’s most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree—an annual tradition for more than forty years. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the tree is delightfully decorated with more than 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. 

This year's theme is Origami Night at the Museum, and the tree highlights characters and objects from the Night at the Museum movies that can be found at the Museum. Enjoy origami models of Theodore Roosevelt, the Tyrannosaurs rex, the Rapa Nui Moai (Easter Island figure), and many more.

Feeling crafty? Volunteers from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at the Museum to teach paper folding to visitors of all ages.


Learn more about the making of the Origami Holiday Tree.




Take the Night at the Museum Tour and see the real exhibits behind the characters featured in the Night at the Museum movies!

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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