Today at the Museum

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lectures and Talks

From New York City in the 1960s to the depths of the Amazon in the 1970s and ’80s, relive one woman’s transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an accomplished scientist. 

June 25, 2011 - December 7, 2014

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

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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Pack your collecting bag, old sneakers, and lunch, and travel back in time with Museum fossil expert Paul Nascimbene for an expedition to Big Brook in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The area offers a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate fossils from the Late Cretaceous period. Plentiful fossils and diverse fauna make it an ideal spot for collecting. Feel free to bring your own collecting equipment.

Friday, August 5

After Hours Programs

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Members Only

Set sail in New York Harbor with astrophysicist Charles Liu and watch the Sun set while learning the science and star lore that surround the summer sky.

Saturday, August 13

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Tour the Halls of Biodiversity, Vertebrate Origins, Primates, and Human Origins to learn about the mechanisms of evolution. Along the way, we will review some of the major branching points in animal evolution.

Sunday, August 14

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Take your family on an exploration of the microscopic world found in Central Park with Jay Holmes. Participants will learn how to study the world using microscopes and get a primer in collection techniques. Examples of microscopes from the 19th century will also be on hand.

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