Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters exhibition
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.
Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Awesome in their destructive power, these natural events remind us that we are small and vulnerable—and that living on this dynamic planet will always entail risk.
November 14, 2014 - August 9, 2015
The challenges of eliminating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about colossal social and economic benefits. Countdown to Zero, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, will focus on several global efforts that have been able to contain, or eradicate disease.
January 13, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Tiny Giants follows the titanic challenges that small animals face as they make their way on a much bigger world.
January 6, 2015
Discover incredible adaptations that allow life to thrive even in the most unlikely places on Earth.
April 4, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Dark Universe 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.
November 2, 2013
Camp, Student Programs
Grades 5-8: Simulated voyage to the Moon in the Hayden Planetarium.
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?
November 1, 2014 - May 25, 2015
Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, this exhibition includes 50 stunning images reproduced from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works, dating from the 16th to the early 20th century.
October 19, 2013 - September 13, 2015