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Events in the next 7 days

Through January 5, 2015

Special Exhibit

This exhibition features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Through January 5, 2014

Special Exhibit

Whales: Giants of the Deep brings visitors closer than ever to some of the mightiest, most massive, and mysterious mammals on Earth.

© Brandon Cole, Romeo/V&W, SeaPics.com

Tuesdays, September 3–October 22, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Paul Sweet.

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Wednesdays, September 4−October 23, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Joseph DiCostanzo.

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Thursdays, September 5−October 24, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Joseph DiCostanzo.

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Fridays, September 6−October 25, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Paul Sweet.

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Mondays, September 16, 2013—October 21, 2013

Courses and Workshops

From the psychology of sports fans to the cognitive benefits of team sports to understanding the impact of repetitive brain injury, this course will give participants a practical understanding of the latest research in the neuroscience of sports.

Registration Closed

Eight Thursdays September 19–November 7, 2013

Courses and Workshops

Learn about the gifted artists who created the world-class dioramas as you sketch subjects in their “natural” environments.

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September 20, 27, and October 4

Student Programs

Discover the remarkable adaptations frogs have developed, from vivid colors to protective poisons, and go behind-the-scenes of the Museum’s exhibition of live frogs.

September 22, 29, and October 6

Student Programs

Explore the extraordinary adaptations whales have developed to survive in their watery environments, and why they are so important to the ocean ecosystems where they live.

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September 22, 29, and October 6

Family and Childrens Programs

Explore the world of whales and how the lives of people across the globe have been inextricably linked with these majestic creatures. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Members Only Programs

Go behind the scenes of this with Associate Director of Living Exhibits Hazel Davies and learn more about the biology and care of the living creatures in the Museum’s care. Then enjoy a visit to the live-animal exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors to learn about how we put together our exciting live shows.

Members Only

October 3, 2013

Lectures and Talks

After clocking more than 7,000 hours diving in diverse tropical zones of Australia’s Barrier Reef and discovering more than a third of the world’s corals, J.E.N. ‘Charlie’ Vernon developed a startling new controversial theory of coral evolution. 

Free With Museum Admission

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Special Events

The Co-Chairs and Steering Committee of the Junior Council invite you to an exclusive screening of the film Penguins.  

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Special Events

Learn about and see bats from around the world up-close with Rob Mies. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lectures and Talks

Join Astrophysics Curator Mordecai-Mark Mac Low and Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart as they guide you through an immersive look into the science and visual artistry of the new Space Show.

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