Events for March 2017

Open through April 30, 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.

Now Open

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. 

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.

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.

March 3, 2017–September 9, 2017

IMAX

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

March 4, 2017

Student Programs

Join us for an information session to explore ways in which students can strengthen their chances when applying to college if they are looking towards a career in math, science or engineering!

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.

March 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.

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

Lectures and Talks

Join us for interactive discussions with scientists from across the country to learn about their research and how it relates to the world we live in!

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.

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

After Hours Programs

Join a conversation that explores Cuba’s remarkable biodiversity and its changing relationship with the United States. 

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

Sold Out

Sold out - 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.

March 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.

March 18, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - 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

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. 

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Join us in the Sackler Educational Laboratory for Brain Awareness Weekend, where three scientists will discuss all the aspects of how our brain has changed; as humans evolved, as we grow up, and even into adulthood.

Friday, March 18–Saturday, March 19

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

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

Through January 7, 2018

Special Exhibit

Get an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies.

March 20, 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.

Seven Wednesdays; March 22-May 3, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - 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.

Friday, March 25–Saturday, March 26

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

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

March 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, 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. 

Friday, March 31

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.