An annual tradition for this 52nd 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 Proboscideans on Parade, highlighting the new special exhibition, The Secret World of Elephants. A parade of origami elephants spirals down as a garland in a rainbow of colors and draws your eyes to the wonderful displays of proboscideans like presents around the tree. Of course, there are iconic Museum favorites like the blue whale, the Titanosaur skeleton, T. rex and the dazzling star mobiles. Our tree designers, Ros Joyce and Talo Kawasaki, want to thank all of the many volunteers for their 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. Museum tickets here.

Learn more about the Holiday Tree and see past galleries.