Events for February 2017

Open through Monday, May 29, 2017

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Countdown to Zero, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, will focus on several global efforts that have been able to contain, or eradicate disease.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

A new must-see exhibit in the world-famous Fossil Halls. 

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.

November 21, 2016–August 13, 2017

Special Exhibit

Explore Cuba's extraordinary biodiversity and unique culture through our immersive exhibits. 

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Six Wednesdays; January 25-March 1

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

After Hours Programs

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk examines the bedroom lives of bugs, showing how  six-legged sex lives can be just as interesting as our own.

Saturdays and Sundays through April 30, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Cultural Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Celebrate Asian art and culture through hands-on activities led by local artisans and Museum scientists.

February 4, 2017 - February 4, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Zac Calamari describes the basic differences between the bony structures hoofed mammals grow from their heads.

February 6, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Four Tuesdays, February 7 - 28, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their home.

February 13, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Museum Research Associate Bill Schutt explains new research about this widespread behavior, such as how the practice might be linked to the extinction of Neanderthals, why so many fish eat their young, and even when sexual cannibalism can be an evolutionary advantage.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for an exciting Members-only evening behind the scenes in the Anthropology Department’s Conservation Laboratory. Before being exhibited or going out on loan, all objects are examined and treated by this lab, and their condition is documented. Join Conservator Judith Levinson and others on this fascinating journey into conservation science, illustrated by artifacts that are currently in the lab for treatment.

Friday, February 18–Saturday, February 19

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Saturday, February 25

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - In this one-day course, we will explore the basic biology of stem cells, understand new research techniques, and address the ethical concerns that surround them. 

Friday, February 25–Saturday, February 26

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

February 27, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Are we alone in the universe? Jackie Faherty and Emily Rice will investigate this question by touring a nearby solar system and exploring the potential diversity of living conditions on newly discovered extrasolar planets.