For almost 40 years, OrigamiUSA has designed and decorated a tree to herald the beginning of the holiday season for the Museum and its visitors. Inspired by the blue whale (largest animal in the world), current exhibitions "The World's Largest Dinosaurs" and "Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration," this year's theme celebrates sheer size and scope. Drawing upon the diversity in halls and galleries, these origami models represent some of the largest natural and cultural exhibits on display throughout the Museum. From the satellite at the top of the tree to the moai at the base, we invite you to embark on a journey of the AMNH's Biggest and Best.
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