Located in the heart of Manhattan—along beautiful Central Park—the American Museum of Natural History presents an exciting concurrence of the past and the future and is a continual delight for the curious of all ages. Current exhibits include:
Journey to the Stars - New Planetarium Space Show
Travel 13 billion years into the past, when the first stars were born, and witness brilliant supernovas that sent new kinds of matter coursing through the universe, into the atoms of our own bodies and the air we breathe. Visit the heart of our fiery Sun, and glimpse its distant future as it transforms into a massive red giant. Tour familiar stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating, unfolding story that connects us all to the stars. Narrated by Academy Award–winning actress Whoopi Goldberg.
IMAX Film: Hubble
This film allows you to witness up-close some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience firsthand Hubble’s awe-inspiring imagery, from the heart of the Orion Nebula and our Milky Way to the edge of the observable universe. On view through Jan. 2, 2011.
Race to the End of the Earth
This interactive exhibition recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration: the contest to reach the South Pole in 1911–1912. The exhibition focuses on the challenges that the two leaders—Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott—confronted as they undertook their roughly 1,500-mile journeys from the shores of the Ross Sea to the Pole and back. On view through Jan. 2, 2011.
Night at the Museum: The Real Thing
It may be called Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, but just like the original Night at the Museum, the sequel begins and ends at the American Museum of Natural History and features the same wonderful characters found at the museum—Teddy Roosevelt, Lewis and Clark, the Easter Island head “Dum-Dum,” and that mischievous capuchin monkey named Dexter. To locate your favorite characters and artifacts from the movies, ask for the Night at the Museum Fact Sheet at the Information Desk in the Roosevelt Rotunda. Re-live the fun of the films as you wander from floor to floor!