Always a family favorite. Just as we visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree every year, the AMNH origami Christmas tree is on our must see list.
November 21, 2011 - January 2, 2012
Included in General Museum Admission
An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years. Inspired by the blue whale (the largest animal in the world) displayed in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life and the current exhibition The World's Largest Dinosaurs, this year's Origami Holiday Tree decorations pay tribute to some of the largest and most impressive animals and inanimate objects found in the Museum halls through the art of origami.
Volunteers begin folding in July to complete the 500 creations that will be displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami folding. Past themes have included Discovery, Folding the Museum, Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real; Origami in Flight; Under the Sea; Pocket Posy; and Origami Safari.