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Monday, November 4, 2013

Lectures and Talks

Join Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, as he reviews speculations about imagined planetary atmospheres in science fiction as a hook to discuss what we know about actual planets and exoplanets—and how we know it.

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

Thursday, October 17, 2013−Sunday, January 12, 2014

Special Exhibit

For a limited time, see modern Zuni paintings depicting ancestral sites throughout the Colorado Plateau.

Through September 13, 2015

Special Exhibit

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. 

Free With Museum Admission

October 28 through December 8, 2013

Educator Programs

Registration is open for available online graduate courses for educators from Seminars on Science, fall 2013.

Registration Closed

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.

Registration Closed

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

After Hours Programs

Mandë Holford, a biochemist, will discuss her research into relatively unknown marine snails also known as cone snails, the toxins they produce in their venom, and how those toxins may be used as therapeutics.

Three–week online course beginning Monday, May 11, 2015

Courses and Workshops

In this course, you will learn how climate change is changing our world and how we and other living things, from corals to wolves, are responding to it.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lectures and Talks

Finding so called Goldilocks planets and evidence of life beyond Earth is a goal of science agencies worldwide. Kepler mission scientist Natalie Batalha will describe the possibilities for finding inhabited environments in the not-so-distant future.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Members Only Programs

Join us for a special presentation about our latest exhibition, Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species, with Curator Mark Siddall.

Members Only

Friday, May 15, 2015

After Hours Programs

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

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Members Only Programs

Members, join Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet to look for birds on their spring migration as they pass through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

Members Only

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