Today at the Museum

Thursday, May 9

Lectures and Talks

Authors James Gould and Carol Gould discuss, and sign, their latest book, Nature’s Compass.

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

Upcoming Events

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 6 - October 28, 2016

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Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo.

Saturday, September 24

Members Only Programs

Members Only

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

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.

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