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IN PERSON ORIGAMI HOLIDAY TREE at The American Museum of Natural History


  • Nov. 25, 2020 through Jan. 10, 2021, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $23; $18 seniors and students with ID; $13 children 3-12; pay as you wish for NY, NJ, and CT residents

An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Tree will welcome visitors to the Museum throughout the holiday season. The theme of this year’s 13-foot tree is Cranes and Colors, featuring one thousand brilliantly colored origami cranes presented as symbols of peace and good wishes as New York continues to endure the many challenges posed by COVID-19; and drawing inspiration from The Nature of Color special exhibition that explores the role and power of color in the natural world and in ourselves. The tree- which is the 49th Origami Tree continuing a Museum tradition started in 1973- also features hundreds of other models relating to the Museum’s exhibitions, collections and icons. Reserve tickets in advance and see it this holiday season!

About The American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park W.

Upper West Side, NY


  • Standard hours: Daily, 10am-5:45pm
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: Yes
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

    The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.