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  • The entrance to the ¡Cuba! exhibition at the Museum, featuring a colorful sign and life-size photos of Cubans


    ¡Cuba! Opens at AMNH

    November 21, 2016

    Cuba is a place of exceptional biodiversity and cultural richness, and now a new bilingual exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History will offer visitors fresh insights into this island nation just 94 miles from Florida’s shores.

  • This photo shows curator Mark Norell and other members of the Gobi expedition prepping a fossil for transport.


    Shelf Life Launches Second Season

    November 1, 2016

    For its second season, which launches today, the American Museum of Natural History’s behind-the-scenes web series Shelf Life packs its bags to travel the world.

  • This is a photo of a jaguar
  • A photo of Lampropeltis calligaster, the yellow-bellied kingsnake that lives in prairies west of the Mississippi
  • This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of supernova 1994D


    Detonating White Dwarfs as Supernovae

    October 4, 2016

    A new mathematical model created by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History details a way that dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate, producing a type of explosion that is instrumental to measuring the extreme distances in our universe.

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    American Museum of Natural History Internship Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    August 1, 2016

    This summer, while many of their peers are starting traditional, office-based internships, more than 30 local young adults will be guiding visitors through the halls of the American Museum of Natural History as part of the 20th class of the Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP). 

  • A scorpion, Scorpio palmatus, photographed in the Negev desert in Israel.