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The Origami Holiday Tree is now on display at the American Museum of Natural History

Photograph courtesy of AMNHD. Finnin

Photograph courtesy of AMNHD. Finnin

The holiday season has officially begun at the American Museum of Natural History: After four months of behind-the-scenes folding, the institution's 13-foot Origami Holiday Tree is now up in the Grand Gallery. The theme of this year's evergreen is "the museum's biggest and best," meaning most of the 800 origami ornaments—including elephants, dinos and even the planet Mars— are inspired by such museum exhibits as . Besides checking out the impressive handiwork, families can chat with crafty volunteers, who will be on hand throughout the season to share origami tips and tricks. The tree is on display through January 2.

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