Events in the next 7 days
June 25, 2011 - December 7, 2014
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
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
Wednesdays (except during school holidays)
Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!
Thursday, October 17, 2013−Sunday, January 12, 2014
For a limited time, see modern Zuni paintings depicting ancestral sites throughout the Colorado Plateau.
Through September 13, 2015
Free With Museum Admission
Inspired by the 2012 book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works, dating from the 16th to the early 20th century.
Mondays, November 4, 2013—December 9, 2013
Courses and Workshops
Participants in this course will gain a better understanding of which chemicals, and at what dosages, influence brain function and when we are most vulnerable to “poisoning” ourselves; unpack current scientific research around the topic; and receive resources that can inform decisions about long-term health.
November 7, 14, and 21
Fire up your synapses and learn about the cutting-edge field of neuroscience through hands-on experiments and innovative lab activities.
Through Sunday, August 10, 2014
This striking new special exhibition explores both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its paradoxical perils and potential.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
After Hours Programs
A fun evening in the Museum after-hours for Members.
Friday, November 22
After Hours Programs
Launch your weekend with drinks and dancing at the most explosive party this side of the Milky Way. See and be seen under the stars as live bands, DJs, and VJs present the hottest music and project dynamic visuals at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Cocktails keep the party going.
See more details at One Step Beyond.
You must be 21 or older to attend this event, and present a valid I.D.*
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Lectures and Talks
Comet ISON will come within just 750,000 miles of the Sun’s surface on Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28. It might even become bright enough to be seen from Earth even in the daytime, and may go on to have a dazzling showing in December 2013, as you’ll learn in this talk by Joe Rao.