The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world`s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.
The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
Upcoming Special Exhibits:
The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter-October 12, 2013-May 26, 2014.This exhibition, an annual favorite, features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
New Hayden Planetarium SpaceShow-Opening October 5, 2013. A spectacular new Hayden Planetarium Space Show will take viewers through the recent dramatic advances in our knowledge of the universe and explore what`s to come in the future of cosmology.
The Power of Poison-November 16, 2013-August 10, 2014. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential.
Dark Universe - Go beyond the night sky and into deep space to find out how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries
Featured IMAX Shows:
Penguins (on view July 8, 2013-January 8, 2014) written and narrated by naturalist and noted filmmaker Sir David Attenborough, follows a King Penguin on the perilous journey from youth to fatherhood, on the island of South Georgia, near Antarctica.
Planetarium Space Show: Journey to the Stars through October 4, 2013. Enjoy an enthralling Space Show that takes you to the outer reaches of the universe.
Whales: Giants of the Deep through January 5, 2014. Through a variety of interactive exhibits, visitors will experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colors through January 5, 2014. Back by popular demand, this delightful exhibition introduces visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs.
Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture through August 11th 2013.Learn the stories behind the momentous meals, markets and moments that connect food with human history.
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