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The Origami Holiday Tree

Origami (folded paper) dinosaurs, stars and other figures are displayed on a holiday tree in the AMNH Grand Gallery. R. Mickens/© AMNH
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 40 years.

November 19, 2018—January 13, 2019

This year's theme is "Oceans of Origami," with models inspired by the special exhibition Unseen Oceans. 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. 

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.


The Origami Holiday Tree is free with Museum Admission. 

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