Today at the Museum

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Social and Philanthropic Events

The Co-Chairs and Steering Committee of the Junior Council invite you to a private exhibition viewing of The Power of Poison.

The event includes remarks by the exhibition’s curator, Mark Siddall, a preview of the exhibition The Power of Poison, and a cocktail reception.

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 January 5, 2014

Special Exhibit

Whales: Giants of the Deep brings visitors closer than ever to some of the mightiest, most massive, and mysterious mammals on Earth.

© Brandon Cole, Romeo/V&W, SeaPics.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013−Sunday, January 12, 2014

Special Exhibit

For a limited time, see modern Zuni paintings depicting ancestral sites throughout the Colorado Plateau.

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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Special Events

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Spend an evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson as he reviews headline stories in the Universe, drawn from breaking news in 2017.

Eight Wednesdays: January 10 - February 28, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Heed the call of the wild and join an intrepid band of walkers for a fitness experience like no other. After a brisk morning walk through the Museum’s halls, enjoy a selection of breakfast items in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for a members-only evening lecture on the science that informs the Museum’s new special exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. Learn from the exhibit’s curator, Dr. Rob DeSalle, how the human brain has evolved extraordinary abilities to gather and process sensory data. The evening will conclude with an opportunity to view the exhibition with new insights fresh in your mind.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide to explore the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the Felix M. Warburg Hall of New York State Environment, and the Hall of Vertebrate Origins. Examine some of the world’s oldest living fossils to gain a better understanding of the origins and evolution of life on Earth.

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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