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Special Exhibitions and Shows

New and special exhibitions, which are on display at the Museum for limited periods of time, offer unique teaching opportunities in natural science and global studies.

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Countdown to Zero

Find out about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions in Countdown to Zero, an exhibition that focuses on several global efforts that have been able to contain or eradicate disease.

January 13, 2015 - January 2, 2017

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Dark Universe

Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, this Space Show celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.

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The Titanosaur

A cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur is coming to the Museum in January 2016. The species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.

January 15, 2016 - January 1, 2020

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Opulent Oceans

Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Scientific Illustrations from the Museum’s Library exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.

October 3, 2015

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The Secret World Inside You

Explore the human microbiome and find out how rapidly evolving science is reshaping our ideas about human health. 

November 7, 2015 - August 14, 2016

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National Parks Adventure

The ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness of America’s national parks.

February 12, 2016

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Student Programs, Camp

Field Trip to the Moon

Grades 5-8: Simulated voyage to the Moon in the Hayden Planetarium.

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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

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