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Origami Holiday Tree is now on display at AMNH (slide show)

The AMNH's Origami Holiday Tree, a seasonal favorite for more than 40 years, returns to the Upper West Side institution.

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree

Photograph: Jessica Lin

American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree


Almost 800 handmade origami ornaments adorn the holiday season's craftiest Christmas tree at the American Museum of Natural History (the spruce was lit on Monday, November 25 with help from kids from the Goddard Riverside Head Start Program). This year's theme is "Wicked, Wild and Wonderful" in honor of the museum's newest exhibit, "The Power of Poison." Kids should keep their eyes peeled for baubles representing snakes, tarantulas and poison dart frogs plus characters like William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

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The Origami Holiday Tree is on view at the American Museum of Natural History through January 5, 2014. 



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