american museum of natural history

This Big Bang show definitely syncs up with the Grateful Dead

Whether or not Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was meant to sync up to the Wizard of Oz is a music mystery we may never solve. But the newest planetarium show at the American Museum of Natural History is definitely intended to mesh with a new project by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart....

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:24pm

Swim with the world’s largest fish in NYC’s new digital ocean

You’ve probably heard this fact before, but it’s so astonishing that it bears repeating: We know more about the surface of Mars than what’s under Earth’s oceans. New technology is helping to change that, and you don’t even need a swimsuit to see the results. Unseen...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:18pm

This NYC museum built a funhouse to test your senses

What better way is there to show how easily your senses can be tricked than a funhouse? That’s the thinking behind Our Senses: An Immersive Experience, a massive new exhibit that’s more like a trip to a carnival at the American Museum of Natural History. Spanning 11 rooms themed to...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:07pm

Roosevelt statue outside Natural History Museum vandalized with red paint

Just weeks after activists staged an alternative tour of the American Museum of Natural History to call for its removal, among other things, the equestrian statue of Teddy Roosevelt was vandalized early Thursday morning. The base of the statue, which is maintained by the city’s Department of...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:46pm

Anti-Columbus Day activists host alternative tour of American Museum of Natural History

Many people consider today Columbus Day, but a collective of artists and activists known as Decolonize This Place will celebrate with its second Anti-Columbus Day tour of the American Museum of Natural History. “Last year, we wanted to begin with five strands of struggles, so we did black...

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 5:03am

This brilliant map shows the best spots to cry in NYC

“How blue can you make me / How long till I heal / How can I go on loving you when you're gone / How blue can I feel?” croons Reba McEntire on her 1984 hit “How Blue.” And that’s totally the reason you’re casually day-crying, right? Well, even if you don...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:19pm

10 (mostly free!) New York activities for families this summer

Between sunny days and school break, summer serves up tons of opportunities for quality family time. We've gathered some amazing kid-friendly options (most of them free!) to get you started enjoying the best season to be a kid in New York City. Nonstop fun in Hudson River Park As soon as...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:17pm

A rainforest pops up for the winter at the Butterfly Conservatory

Like humans, some butterflies can live in the Arctic tundra. Thankfully, it's the tropical kind that are coming to the American Museum of Natural History to spend their winter. Get out of the cold and join them indoors when the museum's annual Butterfly Conservatory reopens...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:08am