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

October 1, 2016

Walks and Tours

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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.

October 2, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum Tour Guide to learn more about the evolution, biology, diversity, and behavior of crocodilians. Visit displays in the Hall of Vertebrate Origins, Reptiles and Amphibians, African Mammals and the Hall of Biodiversity to gain new insight into this ancient and diverse group of reptiles.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Join astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan, as she explains the science behind dark matter and energy and provides an understanding of how radical scientific theories gain acceptance. 

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Events Open for Registration or Application

Eight Tuesdays, December 6, 2016–January 24

Courses and Workshops

Registration Open

Registration Open through December 6, 2016

In an after-hours painting workshop, artists Greg Follender, and Eric Hamilton provide hands-on instruction in acrylic paint. Get a glimpse into the history and craftsmanship behind world-class dioramas and take home a painting of your own.

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