Today at the Museum

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,

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Bestselling author Douglas Preston discusses his ventures deep into the Honduran jungle in a riveting, non-fiction narrative about the unearthing of an ancient lost civilization, while he provides a rich tapestry of historical, economic, social, political, and environmental context for the discovery. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

After Hours Programs

Professor of physics Greg Matloff discusses recent developments that have advanced the possibility of interstellar travel for robots and humans, from the discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, to the announcement of an interstellar-probe called Project Starshot. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Social and Philanthropic Events

Join us in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater for a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s work with cutting-edge data visualization.

Six Wednesdays; January 25-March 1

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for a special Members-only presentation about our latest exhibition, ¡Cuba! Dr. Ana Luz Porzecanski, Director of the Center for Biodiversity, will discuss what goes on behind the scenes when making a Museum exhibition. Then, members can enjoy an intimate evening viewing of the exhibit and explore ¡Cuba! with new insights.

Tuesday, January 31, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join guides Denton Ebel and Carter Emmart for an up-close examination of our solar system’s smallest planet.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

After Hours Programs

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk examines the bedroom lives of bugs, showing how  six-legged sex lives can be just as interesting as our own.

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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