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American Museum of Natural History

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Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024
212-769-5100 https://www.amnh.org/

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.

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Origami Folding Fun Sessions

December 16 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$35

Join OrigamiUSA at the Museum for special origami classes. Choose from classes at all levels and learn the art of paper folding from highly skilled teachers from OrigamiUSA. OrigamiUSA Members and Museum Members: $20 per class or $35 for two classes taken on the same day Non-Members: $35 per class

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Unseen Oceans

March 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$16.50 – $28

The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, March 12, 2018, and is on view through January 6, 2019. Members will be able to preview the exhibition on Friday, March 9, through Sunday, March 11. Visitors to Unseen Oceans will embark on a journey that takes them from the oceans’ sunlit surface to inky depths as they discover the latest in ocean science and encounter the researchers and technologies powering exploration today. Visitors will explore a series of circular, media-rich…

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Backyard Wilderness

September 14, 2018 - June 30, 2019
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$28

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. The film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Screening through June 30, 2019, Backyard Wilderness will be shown daily in the Museum’s…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Kwanzaa 2018

December 29 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
Free with museum admission

Join us for the Museum’s annual Kwanzaa event, a celebration of African-American heritage that is rooted in seven principles known as Nguzo Saba, which promote unity, culture, and community development. Black Comics Collective hosts a live drawing performance inspired by the seven principles and Oyu Oro Collective performs music and dance from Afro-Cuban traditions. The festival also features a local artisan marketplace. Kwanzaa is hosted by Linda H. Humes, scholar and storyteller. Kwanzaa 2018 is provided, in part, by the…

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