Today at the Museum

June 25, 2011 - December 7, 2014

Special Exhibit

This exhibition features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Through September 13, 2015

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Inspired by the 2012 book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works, dating from the 16th to the early 20th century. 

Through Sunday, August 10, 2014

Special Exhibit

This striking new special exhibition explores both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its paradoxical perils and potential.

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IMAX

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Showtimes daily in 3D digital and 2D film.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015

Special Exhibit

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition, open from April 5, 2014. 

Upcoming Events

Four Wednesdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, and August 30, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

Two sessions of four Tuesdays, September 5, 2017 - October 24, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their home.

Saturdays and Sundays, September 9–24

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Stop by the Sackler Educational Lab to speak to stem cell biologists to learn about the basic biology of stem cells, recent advances in research, and how stem cells can potentially treat diseases.

Eight Wednesdays; September 13 - November 1, 2017

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for a special Members only walking tour of Northern Central Park with renowned geologist, Sidney Horenstein. Learn more about the park’s history and geology, while taking in the vibrant colors of the fall foliage.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lectures and Talks

Join us for an estate planning seminar with guest speaker, attorney Sanford Schlesinger, Esq. of Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP. Gain a better understanding of how your plans could be affected by upcoming changes in tax laws. Learn when it is advisable to draft or revise your will or living trust, and gain expert insights that will help you make a smart plan for an uncertain future. Before the seminar, join expert guides in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians at 3:30 pm. Then, enjoy a light refreshment just outside the Linder Theater.

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