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An annual New York cultural destination, Celebrate Culture! at the Museum attracts thousands of visitors for day-long, family-friendly, free programs that draw inspiration from contemporary global cultures and include live performances, hall tours, hands-on activities, and film screenings.

Events are free with Museum Admission and for Members but space is limited. Guests are advised to arrive early.

Past Offerings


Artist in Residence: Haida Manga in the Museum

October 1, 2015 - October 3, 2015

Experience the Museum’s historic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians in a new way as Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas brings iconic Pacific Northwest Coast art to life through stories, illustrated books, animated films, and interactive artwork.

Spotlight Asia Shadow Puppet

Spotlight Asia: Big Cats

May 23, 2015

Come to the Museum for a day where nature, contemporary culture, heritage, and conservation are woven together in celebration and awe of Asia’s big cats!

Haida Manga

Finding Form Line: Haida Manga

November 22, 2014

Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas guides Museum visitors to record and examine their own personal stories as they explore themes from Yahgulanaas’s stunning full-color graphic novel, RED

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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