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Events in the next 7 days

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

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!

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 June 12, 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 22, 29, and November 5

Student Programs

Have you ever wondered where whales came from? Join us in learning how these spectacular creatures evolved from land mammals, and have adapted so perfectly to their underwater environment.

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

October 30 and November 6, 2013

Student Programs

In this workshop you will explore the stars in the Hayden Planetarium, learn the exciting stories behind the constellations, and experience the wonder of the night sky.

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

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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

After Hours Programs

Evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman will examine the major evolutionary transformations that have shaped the human body since we diverged from the apes, and how our bodies have further evolved and changed—for the better and the worse—since the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.

November 7, 14, and 21

Student Programs

Fire up your synapses and learn about the cutting-edge field of neuroscience through hands-on experiments and innovative lab activities.

Sold Out

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Members Only Programs

On this Members-only tour of the Museum’s world-class invertebrate collection, Curatorial Associate for Invertebrate Zoology Christine Johnson will share with you the diverse world of poisonous insects and arachnids in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology. Ranging from the colorful lubber grasshopper to camouflaged scorpions, learn how and why invertebrate animals synthesize venom. 

Members Only

November 8 and 15

Family and Childrens Programs

Learn how cultures around the world have been spotting animal shapes in the stars throughout history, and then see the stars that inspired the stories in the Hayden Planetarium.

Sold Out

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Members Only Programs

Journey on a Member nature excursion to Oyster Bay, one of Theodore Roosevelt’s beloved birdwatching sites.

Members Only

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