Festooned with more than 1,000 meticulously hand-folded paper ornaments, this year’s 13-foot-tall tree at the American Museum of Natural History is inspired by the theme "Proboscideans on Parade." The tree features specially crafted origami creations inspired by the museum's new exhibtion The Secret World of Elephants.
Some of the pieces decorating the greenery include brightly colored elephants, a woolly mammoth, along with those depicting iconic museum exhibits like the Blue Whale and Tyrannosaurus rex.
Created in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the Origami Holiday Tree is delightfully decorated with hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists.
You can see the tree with museum admission starting on November 20, 2023. Find it in the Ellen V. Futter Gallery on the first floor.
Photograph: By Denis Finnin / Courtesy of AMNH