Highlighted Programs and Resources

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Brain: The Inside Story

November 7, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Join us for a five-part introductory course exploring the inner workings of this magnificent and mysterious organ with experts who will discuss the latest neuroscience research.

Robert Peck Lecture

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

November 7, 2016

Robert Peck, author of the new, illustrated book The Natural History of Edward Lear, discusses the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, and why he abruptly and mysteriously abandoned his scientific work.


Yes, Humans Are Causing Earthquakes

November 10, 2016

Join Dr. Justin Rubinstein, deputy chief of the Induced Seismicity Project at the United States Geological Survey, as he discusses this new breed of human-caused earthquakes.

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Frontiers Lecture: Spaceman: An Evening with Mike Massimino

November 21, 2016

Join Mike Massimino as he discusses his new book, Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, an ode to following your dreams and finding your place in this world—or out of it. 

Painting the Natural World

Painting the Natural World

December 6, 2016 - January 24, 2017

In an after-hours painting workshop, artists Greg Follender, and Eric Hamilton provide hands-on instruction in acrylic paint. 

Milstein Science Series

Programs and Events

Milstein Science Series

This weekend afternoon series give visitors a chance to interact with scientists, discover amazing creatures, and celebrate science under the iconic blue whale.

Ecology Disrupted

Curriculum Collection

Ecology Disrupted

High school ecology curriculum that uses real scientific data to link everyday human impacts to ecological principles.

Adventures in Science

Workshop, Camp

Adventures in Science

Multi-day and weeklong science immersions for children in grades pre-K - 5 that introduce them to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.