The Origami Holiday Tree

November 21, 2016—January 8, 2017

Visit the American Museum of Natural History this holiday season to see one of New York’s most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree—an annual tradition for more than forty years. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the tree is delightfully decorated with more than 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. 

The theme of this year’s 13-foot tree is Origami Dinosaurs Among Us, with models inspired by the upcoming exhibition ¡Cuba! as well as the current exhibitions Dinosaurs Among Us and Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World. Attendees can expect to see feathered dinosaurs, alligator hatchlings, and stunning modern birds among other treasured models.

Feeling crafty? Volunteers from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at the Museum to teach paper folding to visitors of all ages.


Learn more about the making of the Origami Holiday Tree.