Origami Holiday Tree Dates: 2012:
- Tree Goes Up: November 19, 2012
- Tree Comes Down: January 6, 2013
Origami Holiday Tree Basics:
Closest Subways: Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 stops at Broadway and West 79th Street
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Photos: Pictures of the 2005 Origami Holiday Tree
About the Origami Holiday Tree:
The theme for the 2012 tree is "Museum Collections" with 500 origami animals adorning the tree, each in groups.
The theme for the 2011 tree is "The Biggest & The Best" -- paying tribute to the Museum's superlative displays, including the blue whale, "The Worlds Largest Dinosaurs" exhibit, and origami space shuttles in honor of the new "Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration" exhibit.
The theme for the 2011 tree was "Discovery", with ornaments that evoke a dinosaur dig, the Museum’s exhibition Race to the End of the Earth, and the 10th anniversary of the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
The theme of the 2009 tree was "Origami, A to Z", featuring a colorful paper-shaped alphabet soup. The 13-foot tree will be covered with letters and a corresponding object: an A and an Apatosaurus, a B and a butterfly, a C and a chimpanzee, an F and a frog, an M and a mastodon, an S and a saber tooth tiger, and a T and a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The volunteers begin folding in July to complete approximately 500 creations displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami folding.