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This Spring Break, go wild at the Museum! Discover animals living in extreme environments, generate a virtual volcano, wander through a vivarium with more than 500 free-flying butterflies, and experience the world of tiny mammals on a giant screen. 

Be among the first to visit the new exhibition Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species, opening this weekend. Learn how living things have evolved to tackle to the challenges of living on Earth. See amazing live animals including the surprisingly powerful mantis shrimp; the jet-powered nautilus; and the axolotl, an entirely aquatic salamander that breathes through external gills. 

Life at the Limits Opens April 4

Life at the Limits Opens April 4

Visit Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters to learn how nature’s forces shape our dynamic planet. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition bring the process behind earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes and hurricanes to life. 

Nature's Fury Opens November 15

Nature's Fury Opens November 15

Put the “Spring” in Spring Break with a visit to the Butterfly Conservatory. Among the most popular of the Museum’s annual seasonal exhibitions, the Butterfly Conservatory lets visitors get up close with a wide array of butterflies and moths.

Tropical Butterflies Alive in New York 2015

Tropical Butterflies Alive in New York 2015

After a long day at the Museum, sit back in the LeFrak Theater and experience life as a chipmunk in the new feature-length film Tiny Giants,now playing in 2D and 3D on the giant screen. 

Tiny Giants Video

Tiny Giants Video