This Planetarium Show Will Blow Your Mind

With its new show Dark Universe, the American Museum of Natural History in New York has turned an already-awesome planetarium experience into something mind-blowing. Not only will you be filled with wonder, but you'll be treated to an incredible science story about dark matter, dark energy, and all the other strange… » 12/18/13 11:06am 12/18/13 11:06am

Why the American Museum of Natural History's Ellen V. Futter Chose to…

You don't become president of one of the greatest institutions for scientific research and education on Earth without harboring a serious passion for science and education, so where did Ellen V. Futter — who practiced law and served as president of Barnard College before taking over the American Museum of Natural… » 7/23/12 6:35pm 7/23/12 6:35pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson decided to become a scientist when he was…

Last night at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, I had the pleasure of chatting on stage with Neil deGrasse Tyson about what inspired him to become a scientist. He told a packed crowd about how he fell in love with the stars — in the Hayden Planetarium that he now runs. Here's a video of Tyson… » 7/20/12 9:33am 7/20/12 9:33am

The rise and fall of ammonites, Cthulhuian creatures who once ruled the…

In this interview with American Museum of Natural History paleontologist Neil Landman, you'll learn about the ammonites, incredible, ancient creatures who looked like a cross between squid and snail — and once ruled the seas in massive numbers, until they were finally wiped out by the same catastrophe that destroyed… » 8/19/11 7:40am 8/19/11 7:40am

Win backstage passes to New York's American Museum of Natural History,…

Going to one of the largest and most dazzling collections devoted to the history and diversity of life on our planet is exciting enough. But going behind closed doors for a private lab tour with brilliant scientists? How about an open bar? Join us backstage at New York's incredible American Museum of Natural History. » 8/15/11 9:05am 8/15/11 9:05am