An annual tradition for this 49th tree, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree marks the start of the holiday season at the Museum. The theme of this year’s tree is Cranes and Colors, highlighting a special exhibition on The Nature of Color, as well as celebrating the AMNH’s 150th anniversary. A rainbow of 1,000 cranes are displayed on and around the tree as a symbol of hope, peace and best wishes. Creations on the tree were made by volunteers from around the US and the world.
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