Events in the next 7 days

Open through April 30, 2017

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Countdown to Zero, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, will focus on several global efforts that have been able to contain, or eradicate disease.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

A new must-see exhibit in the world-famous Fossil Halls. 

First Saturdays, October 2016 - May 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Explore Cuba's extraordinary biodiversity and unique culture through our immersive exhibits. 

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Saturdays and Sundays through April 30, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health.

March 3, 2017–September 9, 2017

IMAX

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

Six Wednesdays; March 8-April 12

After Hours Programs

For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. 

Eight Thursdays; March 9 - April 27, 2017

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

SOLD OUT - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

Through January 7, 2018

Special Exhibit

Get an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies.

March 20, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Seven Wednesdays; March 22-May 3, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Amaze your friends and family as you take control of the Hayden Planetarium, and lead your own tour through the cosmos, using the Museum’s cutting-edge 3D map of universe.

Friday, March 25–Saturday, March 26

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

March 27, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.