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Events for October 2013

Through 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

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

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.

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.

Sold Out

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. 

October 3, 2013

Lectures and Talks

After clocking more than 7,000 hours diving in diverse tropical zones of Australia’s Barrier Reef and discovering more than a third of the world’s corals, J.E.N. ‘Charlie’ Vernon developed a startling new controversial theory of coral evolution. 

Free With Museum Admission

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Special Events

The Co-Chairs and Steering Committee of the Junior Council invite you to an exclusive screening of the film Penguins.  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lectures and Talks

Join Astrophysics Curator Mordecai-Mark Mac Low and Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart as they guide you through an immersive look into the science and visual artistry of the new Space Show.

October 9, 16, and 23

Student Programs

Experience the fun of building and operating your own robots while learning about our solar system and beyond.

Sold Out

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Members Only Programs

Members, join Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet to look for birds on their fall migration as they pass through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

Members Only

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lectures and Talks

From New York City in the 1960s to the depths of the Amazon in the 1970s and ’80s, relive one woman’s transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an accomplished scientist. 

Wednesdays (except during school holidays)

Special Exhibit

Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium!

Thursday, October 17, 2013−Sunday, January 12, 2014

Special Exhibit

For a limited time, see modern Zuni paintings depicting ancestral sites throughout the Colorado Plateau.

Through June 12, 2015

Special Exhibit

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. 

Free With Museum Admission

October 20, 27, and November 3

Family and Childrens 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.

October 20, October 27, and November 3

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.

Sold Out

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Members Only Programs

Members, join us for an in-depth tour of the Museum's dioramas.

Sold Out

Members Only

Monday, October 21, 2013

Lectures and Talks

In a special lecture, Venter will describe his current work and new book, Life at the Speed of Light, which presents a fascinating and authoritative study of the emerging field of synthetic genomics.

October 22, 29, and November 5

Student Programs

Have you ever wondered where whales came from? Join us in learning how these spectacular creatures evolved from land mammals, and have adapted so perfectly to their underwater environment.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Members Only Programs

Members can go on a deeper exploration with Assistant Curator for Pacific Ethnology Jennifer Newell to see the Museum’s rich collections of decorative, sacred, and practical objects from Maori and other Pacific peoples. Continue on a journey to Africa and to the American Northwest Coast to see a selection of whale- related cultural artifacts. 

Members Only

October 28 through December 8, 2013

Educator Programs

Registration is open for available online graduate courses for educators from Seminars on Science, fall 2013.

Registration Closed

October 30 and November 6, 2013

Student Programs

In this workshop you will explore the stars in the Hayden Planetarium, learn the exciting stories behind the constellations, and experience the wonder of the night sky.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Members Only Programs

Members are invited to this special evening presentation of our new Space Show, Dark Universe, in the Hayden Planetarium. 

Members Only

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