This Weekend is Your Last Chance to See Mummies

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It’s the first week of 2018, the perfect time to visit the Museum to catch exhibits that are closing soon this month.

 

Mummies

Detail of the head of the coffin shows a painted face with a long slim beard, wearing a headdress, with illustrated figures decorating the body.

Coffin #30023 dates back to the late 25th Dynasty or early 26th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, (approximately 700–600 BC).

© 2015 The Field Museum, A115218d_003C, photographer John Weinstein


Don’t miss this special exhibition before it closes on Sunday, January 7. See rarely-exhibited mummies from Egypt and Peru, many on view for the first time since the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and find out what new technologies are revealing about ancient peoples and their burial practices.

 

Origami Holiday Tree

Tall, artificial evergreen tree, covered in origami decorations, stands on pedestal in a bay window.

The Museum’s Origami Holiday Tree features more than 1,000 hand-folded models.

© AMNH/R. Mickens


The holidays may be winding down, but you can still see the Origami Holiday Tree this weekend. This year’s tree, inspired by our newest special exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience, features more than 1,000 hand-folded models, including optical illusions, balancing figures, hands, eyes, and more.

 

Dark Universe

Dark energy in space.

The Hayden Planetarium Space Show explores cosmic mysteries including dark matter and dark energy. 

© AMNH


The new year is also a good time to remind ourselves that our vast universe still holds many mysteries. So catch up on pivotal discoveries and intriguing questions about the cosmos in our Space Show Dark Universe, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium.