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Origami Holiday Tree on Display through January 12, 2014

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This year's Origami Holiday Tree is now lighting up the Grand Gallery, on the Museum's first floor! Decked with about 800 hand-folded paper models of witches, frogs, spiders, and more, the tree's theme is "Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful," inspired by the new exhibition The Power of Poison. Museum icons, including dinosaurs of many kinds, also grace the tree. 

2013 Origami Holiday Tree
2013's Origami Holiday Tree: The theme this year is "Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful," inspired by the new exhibition The Power of Poison.
© AMNH/R. Mickens

In this video, watch an expert volunteer fold a dinosaur model, then watch origami dinosaurs dance to a version of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Origami at the Museum: Folding a Dinosaur

Origami at the Museum: Folding a Dinosaur

The Origami Holiday Tree is free for Members or with Museum admission; it is on display through Sunday, January 12, 2014.