With domestic and international publishers, the American Museum of Natural History produces trade books that draw upon the expertise and extensive resources of the Museum.

These works support the Museum’s mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe. 

Noteworthy titles include the art book/print portfolio Natural Histories (Sterling Signature, 2012), which Time magazine called "sure to please"; the guidebook Birds of North America (Dorling Kindersley, 2009), which BookPage recommended for "every birder's library"and the recently released children's title iSolar System (Carlton Kids, 2013), which features a downloadable augmented reality app. 


We currently publish titles in many genres, including the following:

  • Art
  • Children's activity books
  • Children's board books
  • Children's nonfiction & easy readers
  • Children's scientific discovery books
  • Field guides
  • Illustrated reference
  • Literary nonfiction
  • Museum guidebooks