The Origami Holiday Tree

November 24, 2021 — January 9, 2022


Free with admission. Grand Gallery, 1st Floor.

The 2021 Origami Holiday Tree is covered with over 1000 origami models, and is displayed on a pedestal in the Museum's Grand Gallery.
D. Finnin/© AMNH
The Origami Holiday Tree returns to view.

The theme of this year's 13-foot tree is Gems of the Museum, featuring 50 specially created gold-colored models in recognition of the "golden anniversary" 50th Origami Tree and this Museum tradition, which started in the 1970s. Among the more than 1,000 origami pieces decorating the tree will be models of dazzling specimens from the new Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, "jaw-some" pieces inspired by the new special exhibition Sharksand those depicting iconic Museum exhibits like the Blue Whale, Titanosaur, and Tyrannosaurus rex

Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the Origami Tree is delightfully decorated with hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. 

Origami (folded paper) stars and cranes are displayed on the Origami Holiday Tree. D. Finnin/© AMNH
Origami (folded paper) dinosaur is displayed on the Origami Holiday Tree.

Learn more about the making of the Origami Holiday Tree and find out how to make your own origami models!

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