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Celebrate Culture programs include: 

  • Global Weekends
    A family-friendly series of day-long programs about contemporary cultures from around the world. 
  • Culture Salons
    Indulge your curiosities in this after-hours series for adults. Attendees will experience the Museum's culture halls in exciting new ways.

See individual listings for upcoming programs below.

Past Offerings

Expression of Beauty

Expressions of Beauty: Sights and Sounds

April 26, 2013 - April 27, 2013

This is a special multi-day Global Weekends festival exploring beauty from a global perspective and how beauty is represented throughout cultures and time.

Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

February 23, 2013

The Museum honors African-American History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience! From noon to 6 pm, the program features Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC, who returns to the Museum with Oscar-nominated youth ensemble IMPACT Repertory Theatre, special guest NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis, and other storytellers, poets, choreographers, and more.

Festival Luna (New)

Festival Luna

January 25, 2013 - January 26, 2013

In anticipation of the upcoming Lunar New Year, this festival invites visitors to explore and experience traditions old and new that celebrate the Moon. Enjoy a meditative reflection on the dawa (moon) with a Lama from Tibet; learn a Grandmother Ehnita song from Bear Fox and Kontiwennenhawi of the Mohawk Nation; create your own Dong Ho Vietnamese folk painting, and much more.

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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