All Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 28

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Jackie Faherty and Jana Grcevich explore some of the most important unsolved mysteries of astronomy and cosmology, and how scientists seek to solve them.

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.

Sunday, July 10

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide to explore shark teeth, models, artifacts and lore in displays and exhibits throughout the Museum halls. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Special Events

Learn the history and simple astronomy behind "Manhattanhenge" in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Join Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart, and the musicians of The MARSBAND, including Keith Patchel and Tenzin Kunsel, for an immersive exploration of the Red Planet.

Tuesdays, July 19 - August 30, 2016

Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights is a special series of Astronomy Live programs in July and August of 2016.

Wednesday, July 20

Members Only Programs

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. Except in rare cases, sails are not canceled the boat departs promptly at 6:00pm.

Thursday, July 14

Discover the first findings from a groundbreaking new project that is helping scientists understand how microbes make and keep us healthy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

After Hours Programs

Travel from Earth to the most distant objects in the universe, past exoplanets, nearby stars, and galaxies, to gain a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Pack your collecting bag, old sneakers, and lunch, and travel back in time with Museum fossil expert Paul Nascimbene for an expedition to Big Brook in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The area offers a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate fossils from the Late Cretaceous period. Plentiful fossils and diverse fauna make it an ideal spot for collecting. Feel free to bring your own collecting equipment.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Join Brian Abbott and Alejandro Núñez as they guide you through the history of the universe, and then discover what will happen to stars and galaxies in the future, including our ultimate fate—the “Big Freeze.”

Saturday, August 13

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Tour the Halls of Biodiversity, Vertebrate Origins, Primates, and Human Origins to learn about the mechanisms of evolution. Along the way, we will review some of the major branching points in animal evolution.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Irene Pease and Lydia Maria Petrosino share stories of ancient mythology as they guide you through the night sky to identify the constellations of the zodiac. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Get ready for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 with Joe Rao and share a “sneak preview” of the experience in the immersive dome environment.