All Upcoming Events

Friday, August 18

Members Only Programs

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Members Only

Enjoy a Members-only sunset sail aboard the Clearwater, a wooden sloop modeled after 18th-century Dutch cargo ships. The crew will lead Members through activities like sailing and net-fishing and discuss topics including the history of the sloop and the ecology of the Hudson River. 

 

Saturday, August 19

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Join Claudia Astorino explore how our bones and teeth can be used to reconstruct the past and help forensic anthropologists solve cases, and learn about how the human body adapts to help us survive in an ever-changing world.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Members Only Programs

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Members Only

Explore the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals with a tour guide to learn more about our 26th President’s role in placing over 230 million acres under federal protection. Visit the magnificent caves, lush forests, and vast expanses of America’s most beloved national parks and discover the thriving ecosystems and diverse wildlife in your own back yard.

Monday, August 21

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join us in the Rose Center for Earth and Space for NASA’s live broadcast of the Total Solar Eclipse and learn more about this rare celestial event.

Four Wednesdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, and August 30, 2017

Family and Childrens 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.

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 5 - October 27, 2017

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo.

Two sessions of four Tuesdays, September 5, 2017 - October 24, 2017

Walks and Tours

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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.

Eight Wednesdays; September 13 - November 1, 2017

Courses and Workshops

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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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide and explore the Museum's iconic Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs. Learn more about the history of the Tyrannosaurus rex, its discovery by AMNH and its place in popular imagination.

Saturdays and Sundays, September 9–24

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Stop by the Sackler Educational Lab to speak to stem cell biologists to learn about the basic biology of stem cells, recent advances in research, and how stem cells can potentially treat diseases.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

After Hours Programs

Conservation scientist Rae Wynn-Grant offers insights into black bear behavior and ecology and shares tips on what humans can do to improve relations with our ursine neighbors.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lectures and Talks

In conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronaut Scott Kelly offers a glimpse of life in a uniquely unwelcoming environment—the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

After Hours Programs

On this Halloween night, join Jackie Faherty and Lydia Maria Petrosino for an evening of spooky stories of the cosmos as we navigate the constellations and explain the most frightful and petrifying objects in the sky.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Young astronomers and their families are invited to an evening in the Planetarium with “The Star Guy.” Wilfred Buck, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, shares legends and stories illustrating how indigenous people from the First Nations have connected to the sky for thousands of years.

November 6, 2017 - December 8, 2017

Courses and Workshops

In this five-part online course you will explore the history and basic biology of stem cells, learn about new research techniques, and find out how stem cells could lead to cures for diseases and to individualized medicine.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

After Hours Programs

Leading seismologist John Vidale explains how new technologies may allow scientists to detect quakes minutes before the strongest shaking hits.

Friday, November 10–Saturday, November 11

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.

Monday, November 13, 2017

After Hours Programs

Inspired by the bestselling book and classic film Powers of Ten, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf leads an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest.

Friday, November 17–Saturday, November 18

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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

After Hours Programs

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft, composer Gerald Cohen brings us Voyagers, a new musical piece for clarinet and string quartet.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

After Hours Programs

Earth is losing biological diversity at an unprecedented rate. Curator Joel Cracraft presents the evidence, drawing from his experiences in Earth’s tropical forests, and outlines the difficult challenges ahead.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Lectures and Talks

From gravitational raditation to X-ray binary star systems, Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius use creative thought experiments to explain the fantastical properties of black holes, and how the same qualities that capture the public imagination inform today’s research.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

After Hours Programs

Prepare for your next journey around the Sun. Join Ted Williams and Irene Pease as they share the highlights of 2018, including celestial sights and constellations from January to December.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

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.