Events for April 2014

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.

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!

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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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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

After Hours Programs

Yale University comparative psychologist Laurie Santos explores the roots of human irrationality by observing the way our primate relatives make decisions. She delves into recent experiments in “monkeynomics.”

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. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Join  Alexander Kellner, co-curator of the Museum's new exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, to learn what it takes to find these extremely rare fossils and to discover how much we can decipher from the evidence that exists.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Special Events

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Join Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of FOX's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," as he discusses his role in the continuation of the iconic television series for a new generation of viewers.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lectures and Talks

What can our individual genomes tell us about ourselves? From shedding light on our ancestry to the potential for personalized medicine, what are the risks and rewards of getting your DNA sequenced?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Member Programs

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Members Only

Have you ever noticed the fossilized clams, pieces of 350-million-year-old coral reefs, or a chambered Nautilus as you strolled Fifth Avenue? 

Four Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19

Courses and Workshops

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In an intimate, salon-style setting, you will be able to probe the science behind how our brain shapes who we are. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections.Come celebrate this milestone with a lively discussion, moderated by Library Director Tom Baione. 

Four Tuesdays, April 29-May 20, 2014

Walks and Tours

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Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song.