Events for October 2014

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 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. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015

Special Exhibit

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition, open from April 5, 2014. 

Eight Wednesdays, September 10–October 29, 2014

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Learn about the gifted artists who created the world-class dioramas as you sketch subjects in their “natural” environments.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cultural Programs

Free With Museum Admission

In honor of New York Archives Week, come to the Library to discover the Museum’s rich history of scientific exploration from around the world. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Members Only Programs

Members Only

This fall take part in this exclusive opportunity to visit the collections of the Museum’s Division of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

After Hours Programs

Hayden Astronomers Brian Levine and Christina Pease, examine the universe as seen through the lens of science fiction.  Come along and explore locations from various shows, books, and movies through the immersive visualizations in the Hayden Planetarium.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Families are invited to take part on a tour for adults and children alike. Expert guides will guide you through the Museums halls to explore some family-favorites.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lectures and Talks

The Center for Humans and Nature, the Hastings Center, and the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, invite you to a fascinating evening of dialogue tackling big questions that challenge humanity today—and that could change our future. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Join astronaut, author, and YouTube sensation Chris Hadfield for a virtual orbit of the Earth as experienced from aboard the International Space Station as documented in his latest book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Walks and Tours

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide to explore shark teeth, models, artifacts and lore in displays and exhibits throughout the Museum halls.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

The Hayden Planetarium invites our Youngest Astronomers for an evening of star hopping as we look at the fall and winter constellations of the nigh sky using the Zeiss Star projector.

Five Sundays: October 19 and 26, and November 2, 9, and 16

Student Programs

In this institute, you will use the Museum’s amazing fossil collection to learn about the strange and fascinating history of sharks. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Come along for the ride with Cassini Imaging Team Leader, Carolyn Porco, and witness the sights and magic worked by these emissaries from Earth to the enchanting realm of Saturn.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cultural Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Come experience the wellspring of Haida music and dance traditions by the Haida Dancers of Old Masset and Skidegate.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cultural Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Learn about native cultures through games and stories, led by First Nations guests.

Thursday–Sunday, October 23—26

Special Events

Join the Margaret Mead Film Festival for documentary filmmaking, animation, and archival work that illuminate the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lectures and Talks

In this Astronomy Live program Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty uses the Digital Universe Atlas to help you explore the strange new worlds in our galaxy.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Learn about the biology and care of the Museum's live animals, including the butterflies and spiders on public display, from Associate Director of Living Exhibits Hazel Davies and Exhibitions Assistant Patricia Kay.