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.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 24

Members Only Programs

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Join us to learn more about the anatomy, habitat, and behavior of the diverse and vibrant bird life found in our own back yard. Museum Naturalist Noah Burg will teach young explorers new observational skills such as, how to set up and use binoculars, as well as how to identify bird calls. We will then head out to Central Park and put these skills to the test as we observe the wondrous sounds and colors of the fall migration. Binoculars and bird guides are included.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 4-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

These programs include about 45 minutes of walking.

 

Saturday, September 24

Members Only Programs

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Members Only

The Museum is widely regarded as having the finest, most accurate wildlife dioramas in the world. Join us for a look through these “Windows on Nature” as we discover science as art and art as science. Learn about the role that these dioramas play in conservation, the big personalities behind their creation, and why they are as important today as they were fifty or more years ago.

 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, September 27

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for an exciting Members-only evening as we explore behind the scenes in the Museum’s Mammalogy Department! Collections Manager Neil Duncan will examine the complex relationships between Canids and their prey.  The tour will include several rare specimens, including one of the few remaining examples of the likely-extinct Thylacine.  Senior Scientific Assistant Eileen Westwig will focus on species of Xenarthrans, a fascinating group that includes armadillos, anteaters, sloths and tamanduas.

 

Tour is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Eight Wednesdays, September 28 - November 16, 2016

Courses and Workshops

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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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

After Hours Programs

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles describe their new book The Madhouse Effect.

October 1, 2016

Walks and Tours

Members Only

Join Sidney Horenstein in Lower Manhattan to explore the construction, intricacies, and storied history of the New York City water system. The focus will be on the transition from local water to that of the Croton watershed and reservoir.

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.

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