Coming Soon: The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation
The countdown begins! The Museum’s Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation opens in 112 days.
The spectacular new facility will add exhibition galleries, state-of-the-art classrooms, an immersive experience, and a redesigned library, revealing more of the Museum’s scientific collections and linking 10 Museum buildings to improve visitor flow throughout the campus.
Learn more about the Gilder Center, opening on February 17, 2023, here: https://bit.ly/3szmagf
Searching for Bat Microfossils in Colombia
It’s time for Fossil Friday! Big animals like dinosaurs leave big fossils–but how do scientists find fossils of small animals like bats and rodents? Join Museum Curator Nancy Simmons and team on an expedition to Colombia as they search for fossils the size of a grain of rice!
Ceremonial Fish Trap Hat with Judith Ramos
Hear from Judith Ramos, one of the Consulting Curators of the Northwest Coast Hall, about the significance of this Tlingit ceremonial fish trap hat. Learn more about the living cultures of the Pacific Northwest in the revitalized Northwest Coast Hall, opening this Friday!
Cedar bark beater with Haa'yuups
What is a cedar bark beater? What is it made of, and what is it used for? Co-Curator of the Northwest Coast Hall Haa'yuups explains. Learn more about the living cultures of the Pacific Northwest in the revitalized Northwest Coast Hall, opening on May 13.
Gems, Minerals, Crystals & Rocks–What's the Difference?
Get ready to glow when the David Yurman Crystalline Pass opens next winter, connecting the Museum's new Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation with the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals. But are crystals and minerals the same? Are they both just rocks? Mine for answers in this latest video.
SHARKS–Open at the Museum December 15
Older than dinosaurs–and more threatened than threatening–sharks are spectacular, surprising, and often misunderstood. Few people encounter this ancient group of fishes. But with a visit to Sharks you can come face-to-fin with these amazing animals. You’ll uncover the latest scientific discoveries about shark species, see life-sized models and fossils, and enjoy immersive video installations—which include a selection of footage provided by Discovery’s Shark Week!
Older than dinosaurs—and more threatened than threatening—sharks are spectacular, surprising, & often misunderstood. Dive into the world of this diverse group of animals in the new exhibition Sharks.
This show opens December 15!
Three Massive Minerals with Spectacular Stories
A giant bubble from 130 million years ago. A stone that once “sang.” And a fluorescent slab from across the Hudson River. This Mineral Monday, hear the origin stories of three show-stopping mineral specimens now on view in the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals in a new video featuring Museum President Ellen Futter and Curator George Harlow. #NewYorkRocks
Astronomy Online: Solar Eclipse 2021
Why Does Whale Feeding Behavior Matter?
Creatures of Light at the American Museum of Natural History
How Does a Blue Whale Feed?
Worlds Beyond Earth at the American Museum of Natural History
The Scientist Is In: Inside the Museum’s Beetle Colony
What Are Blue Whales Doing Underwater?
How Did Blue Whales Get So Big?
Earth Day 2021: Road to Recovery