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American Museum of Natural History | Origami Tree| New York Events


There’s always interesting events for the whole family going on at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Enjoy a special day with the kids over school vacation or as a day trip.

Over the Holidays this winter, my youngest daughter and I enjoyed seeing the annual Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City that displayed models folded by local, national, and international origami artists.

We usually enjoy a visit New York City in December for our mother-
daughter day trip. However, we had to postpone our visit because of a snow storm, and went to the Big Apple for my birthday in January instead. It was a rainy day in the city, so we decided to do some museum-hopping rather than shopping.

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Origami Tree

The Origami Tree was located in the Grand Gallery.  Each year there’s a different theme relating to the American Museum of Natural History’s 45 permanent halls, and is an annual tourist attraction.

Origami Tree

The tree featured snakes, fire ants, mushrooms, tarantulas, scorpions, poison ivy, poison frogs, textile snails, and jellyfish, as well as characters from literature, including witches from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective series.

There are more than 32 million specimens and artifacts in its collections. Past themes have included “The Museum’s Biggest and Best,” “Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real;” “Origami in Flight;” “Under the Sea;” “Pocket Posy;” and “Origami Safari.”

During the holiday season, volunteers were on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami paper folding.

Learn Origami Paper Folding

My daughter and I also enjoyed touring the rest of the AMNH and enjoyed the dinosaur exhibits as well as the mammoth exhibits.

There are plenty of benches along the way to sit and rest a bit before going to the next exhibit.

American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Exhibit

American Museum of Natural History Mammoth Exhibit

On rainy days, expect all New York City museums to be crowded.  The American Museum of Natural History is quite large, and takes up several city blocks.  There are several cafes to enjoy refreshments with the family, rest your feet, and get your second wind.

I was able to take some wonderful photos of New York City from the several turrets that looked out over West Side Drive.

American Museum of Natural History

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