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Events for September 2013

Through January 5, 2015

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

Tuesdays, September 3–October 22, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Paul Sweet.

Sold Out

Wednesdays, September 4−October 23, 2013

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologist Joseph DiCostanzo.

Sold Out

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Members Only Programs

Experience the Museum halls free of crowds on this special night for adult Members.

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Members Only

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Members Only Programs

Grab your binoculars, put on your hiking shoes, and join ornithologist Paul Sweet for a day of birding at the Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, in southern New Jersey.

Members Only

Mondays, September 16, 2013—October 21, 2013

Courses and Workshops

From the psychology of sports fans to the cognitive benefits of team sports to understanding the impact of repetitive brain injury, this course will give participants a practical understanding of the latest research in the neuroscience of sports.

Registration Closed

September 20, 27, and October 4

Student Programs

Discover the remarkable adaptations frogs have developed, from vivid colors to protective poisons, and go behind-the-scenes of the Museum’s exhibition of live frogs.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Members Only Programs

Discover a farming system right over our heads, at the Brooklyn Grange rooftop organic farm in Long Island City, Queens.

Members Only

Saturday, September 21
, 2013

Members Only Programs


Join a team of guides for a journey around the Museum on a scale walk of the solar system, where Earth is the size of a peppercorn, the Sun is the size of a soccer ball, and each step covers more than three million miles.

Members Only

September 22, 29, and October 6

Student Programs

Explore the extraordinary adaptations whales have developed to survive in their watery environments, and why they are so important to the ocean ecosystems where they live.

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September 22, 29, and October 6

Family and Childrens Programs

Explore the world of whales and how the lives of people across the globe have been inextricably linked with these majestic creatures. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Members Only Programs

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.

Members Only

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

After Hours Programs

In this presentation which draws on the scientifically rigorous 3D Digital Universe atlas, educator Brian Levine and astrophysicist Emily Rice explore how astronomers use the entire light spectrum, from radio waves through gamma rays, to study astrophysical phenomena both familiar and exotic.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Family and Childrens Programs

Break out your sleeping bags and experience the Museum as never before. 

Registration Closed