Museum Closure

The museum is closed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

View of the museum entrance.

Museum Closed

Until Further Notice

The museum is closed temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Detail of a maquette of a steel sculpture of an iceberg, by Bill Lishman.

Accepting Nominations

Deadline: June 4

Nature Inspiration Awards: $5000 prize for individuals and organizations. About nominations.

Adults and a child with paper and pencils at a coffee table.

Explore Nature

#NatureAtHome

Discover a wide variety of fun and interesting things that you can do to enjoy nature at home—or anywhere.

A rusty can on the ground beside a skull, amid a variety of plants.

Symposium—The Biodiversity Crisis

Thursday, April 22

A virtual science symposium on the ongoing global biodiversity crisis. Free registration.

A museum employee poses in front of a vast painting in the Arctic Gallery.

Amazing Arctic

Virtual Tour

Impressive installations, artifacts and specimens are revealed in our virtual tour of the Museum's Arctic Gallery! (6 min. 07 sec.)

A mineral specimen and a video camera.

Virtual School Workshops

New!

Connect your classroom online with museum educators! Explore natural history in a fun and interactive way that is also linked to your curriculum.