2019 Origami Holiday Tree

Holiday Tree 2019

An annual tradition for 48 years now, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree marks the start of the holiday season at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. The theme of this year’s tree is T. rex & Friends: History in the Making, based on a special exhibition about the history of Tyrannosaurus rex, as well as celebrating the AMNH’s 150th anniversary. Volunteers from around the US and the world fold throughout the year to complete creations for the tree. Also 150 select Saar Stars of the annual gifts were included on it this year. During the holidays, OrigamiUSA volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of paper folding at the AMNH.

The 2019 tree will be open for viewing from November 25, 2019 to January 12, 2020 in the Grand Gallery of the AMNH. See directions to the AMNH.

Our tree designers, Ros Joyce and Talo Kawasaki, also want to thank all of the many, many volunteers for their amazing artistry and time, as well as the staff of OrigamiUSA and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City who make this annual tradition possible.

See more information about the Origami Holiday Tree and photos from previous years.