Today at the Museum

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

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

Registration Closed

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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 28

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Emily Rice and Brian Levine break the laws of physics and travel back in time to the Big Bang to understand how it shaped our universe. 

Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Learn about the tradition of poster art in Cuba and create a piece to take home.

April 1, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Kelly Speer discusses her research on bat flies, parasites that strictly feed on the blood of bats.

Friday, April 01–Saturday, April 02

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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

After Hours Programs

RESCHEDULED for Monday, April 3rd — Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality. 

April 3, 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.

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