1. mentalflossr:

    9 Things You Won’t See on Display at the American Museum of Natural History

    A mere 3 percent of the American Museum of Natural History’s 33 million specimens and artifacts are on view at the New York City institution.

  2. Spend your snow day at the Museum! We’re open during regular hours, until 5:45 pm.

    Spend your snow day at the Museum! We’re open during regular hours, until 5:45 pm.

  3. From the Archives: Kids visit Cold Hands, Cold Feet, a temporary exhibition on view in 1956 that told the “story of how man has managed to keep his extremities warm in winter.”
AMNH Library/324567

    From the Archives: Kids visit Cold Hands, Cold Feet, a temporary exhibition on view in 1956 that told the “story of how man has managed to keep his extremities warm in winter.”

    AMNH Library/324567

  4. Snow day!

    Snow day!

  5. Ever wonder why moose fight? Get the story behind the scene. 
Image: PBS Digital Studios

    Ever wonder why moose fight? Get the story behind the scene

    Image: PBS Digital Studios

  6. Give the gift of Museum Membership this holiday season!
Members get free admission and preview invitations to special exhibitions like The Power of Poison, access to behind-the-scenes tours and Members-only events, free tickets to IMAX films, and much more.

    Give the gift of Museum Membership this holiday season!

    Members get free admission and preview invitations to special exhibitions like The Power of Poison, access to behind-the-scenes tours and Members-only events, free tickets to IMAX films, and much more.

  7. From the Archives: An early version of the Hall of North American Mammals (January 1922), before it looked as it does today.AMNH Library/39487

    From the Archives: An early version of the Hall of North American Mammals (January 1922), before it looked as it does today.

    AMNH Library/39487

  8. Plucky penguins, spectacular stibnite, wild whales: here are a few things to see this weekend at the Museum.
 © 2013 Paul Williams for Atlantic Productions/nWave Pictures Distribution 

    Plucky penguins, spectacular stibnite, wild whales: here are a few things to see this weekend at the Museum.

     © 2013 Paul Williams for Atlantic Productions/nWave Pictures Distribution 

  9. Outside, you may see monarch butterflies fluttering among the slowly falling leaves—but, like many insects, they’re winding down for the season and, in the case of the monarchs, getting ready to make their more than 3,000-mile migration to Mexico. So pretty soon, we all may be needing a butterfly fix. Luckily, The Butterfly Conservatory returns to the Museum on Saturday, October 12. 

    Outside, you may see monarch butterflies fluttering among the slowly falling leaves—but, like many insects, they’re winding down for the season and, in the case of the monarchs, getting ready to make their more than 3,000-mile migration to Mexico. So pretty soon, we all may be needing a butterfly fix. Luckily, The Butterfly Conservatory returns to the Museum on Saturday, October 12

  10. Enjoy the weekend, Tumblr! Here are four things to do at the Museum this weekend.
(Eastern Great Egret/JJ Harrison)

    Enjoy the weekend, Tumblr! Here are four things to do at the Museum this weekend.

    (Eastern Great Egret/JJ Harrison)