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.

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. 

Saturdays and Sundays, July 12–13, July 19–20, July 26–27

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Learn about the biology and evolution of humans' sense of smell through demonstrations and hands-on activities, including sending and receiving scents using a new digital device called the oPhone.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

On the weekend before Halloween, take in the splendor of the Gothic-style tombs at Green-Wood Cemetery and experience the exciting colors and sounds of the fall migration with Paul Sweet, Collections Manager of the Museum’s Ornithology Department. Green-Wood Cemetery hosts a colony of Monk Parakeets, and is also an ideal place to observe migrating birds, particularly raptors. 

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Members Only Programs

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Join a Museum tour guide on an expedition through the world’s largest and most diverse collection of vertebrate fossils to learn more about famous Museum explorers. Gain a deeper understanding of how fossils are found, excavated, and analyzed by scientists to uncover new and exciting discoveries. 

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