Iridescent Opals

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
Renowned for their colorful iridescence, opals’ unique internal structure creates their colors by scattering light. Opal gemstones used in jewelry are relatively soft and fragile; they need protection from scratching, bumping, and abrupt temperature ... more
Renowned for their colorful iridescence, opals’ unique internal structure creates their colors by scattering light. Opal gemstones used in jewelry are relatively soft and fragile; they need protection from scratching, bumping, and abrupt temperature changes. Opal most commonly forms by the action of warm water on volcanic glass. It can also form at low temperatures, when water rich with dissolved silica mixes with sediment or enters rocks.

Opal deposits are found around the globe, but about 85 percent of the world’s gem opals are mined in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. These opals come from a range of locations—Australia, Brazil, Honduras, Ethiopia, and the United States—and illustrate the gem’s diversity.

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Iridescent Opals

Tue, December 06
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Wed, December 07
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Thu, December 08
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Fri, December 09
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Sat, December 10
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Sun, December 11
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Mon, December 12
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Tue, December 13
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Wed, December 14
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Thu, December 15
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Fri, December 16
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Occurs 169 more times through Jun 03

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

December 6, Tuesday 10:00AM
December 7, Wednesday 10:00AM
December 8, Thursday 10:00AM
December 9, Friday 10:00AM
See complete schedule

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