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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Psychiatrist Edmund Griffin explains how epidemiology, cocaine-addicted rats, and molecular neuroscience all help to shed light on one society’s most troubling questions: Why is it that some people just can’t get enough?

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Special Events

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

Free With Museum Admission

Monday, May 9, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join astronomer Jason Kalirai on a journey through space to uncover the latest evidence about where we sit in the universe and explore the possibility of life on other worlds.

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2016

Special Events

Join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health.

Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, May 15, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join a Museum guide on a tour to discover funny facts about animals on display at the Museum. 

Members Only

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Members Only Programs

Join us to follow an ancient path through the stars in the Hayden Planetarium.

Members Only

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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

Opening Saturday, May 28, 2016

Special Exhibit

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World will immerse visitors in the world of crocs, with engaging interactives, models, artifacts, and living specimens, including an African dwarf crocodile, Siamese crocodile, and American alligator hatchlings.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join Steven Beyer and Joe Rao as they illustrate Mars’ place among the stars of the constellation Scorpius, and explain what happens during the Opposition of Mars, when the Red Planet and the Sun are on opposite sides of Earth. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Join Museum scientists for a lively discussion about their recent expedition to Cuba and the new avenues for scientific collaboration on the island.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Members Only Programs

Visit the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses over 9,000 acres of woods and wetlands all within New York City. A prime birding spot, over 325 species have been recorded at the Wildlife Refuge including the glossy ibis, osprey, tern, laughing gull, oystercatcher, and many more that breed in the area during the summer months.

Members Only

June 2016

After Hours Programs

From concerts and hands-on activities to a film screening and conversations with experts, discover the wonder of the natural parks from the heart of the city!

Free With Museum Admission

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Members Only Programs

How far away is a quasar? How small is a quark? 

Members Only

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Members Only Programs

New York City is teeming with wildlife—but you need to learn where to look for it!

Members Only

Monday, June 13

Astrophysicist Travis Rector will explain how researchers create images that are both aesthetically pleasing and scientifically useful while Carter Emmart will project examples of this stunning imagery in full-dome. 

Saturday, June 18

Members Only Programs

Join a guide for an insider’s introduction to all that the Museum has to offer. 

Members Only

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Members Only Programs

Pack your collecting bag, old sneakers, and lunch, and travel back in time with Carl Mehling, fossil collections manager in the Division of Paleontology, for an expedition to Big Brook in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

Members Only

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

After Hours Programs

Drawing on Roosevelt’s diaries and expedition journals, museum naturalist Darrin Lunde will discuss Roosevelt’s life and legacy as a champion of scientific inquiry and wilderness.

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