All Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

After Hours Programs

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

After Hours Programs

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.

Saturday, February 25

Courses and Workshops

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. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After Hours Programs

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.

Wednesday, March 1, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.

Saturday, March 4

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.

Six Wednesdays; March 8-April 12

After Hours Programs

For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us as for an exclusive Members-only evening behind the scenes as we explore the Department of Herpetology’s extensive 350,000 specimen collection to learn more about reptiles and amphibians. Discover some of the Museum’s hidden treasures with AMNH scientists and get a rare glimpse at animal oddities and a tank of dragons!

Tour is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Eight Thursdays; March 9 - April 27, 2017

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

SOLD OUT - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

Monday, March 13

After Hours Programs

Jeff Moore, geology and geophysics imaging team leader for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, shares what scientists have learned about this distant dwarf planet during that time. Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will present imaging from the mission using the Museum’s new OpenSpace software.

Tuesday, March 14

After Hours Programs

Join us after hours for an exclusive evening of family fun featuring interactive digital and physical games that challenge, entertain, and tease your brain. 

March 18, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

NASA Solar System Ambassador Laura Jean Checki will be your guide in the Hayden Planetarium as we travel to Arcturus and listen for the roar of Leo the Lion. Young astronomers will learn about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.

Saturday, March 18

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home. 

Seven Wednesdays; March 22-May 3, 2017

Walks and Tours

Amaze your friends and family as you take control of the Hayden Planetarium, and lead your own tour through the cosmos, using the Museum’s cutting-edge 3D map of universe.

Tuesday, March 28

After Hours Programs

Emily Rice and Brian Levine break the laws of physics and travel back in time to the Big Bang to understand how it shaped our universe.