All Upcoming Events

Friday, April 28–Saturday, April 29

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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - Eat, drink, and learn about the enigmatic and important function of sleep. Experts in the field discuss their work on the science of sleep, and the role rest plays in learning, memory, and behavior.

May 1, 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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

After Hours Programs

Join herpetologist and Museum Curator Frank Burbrink on a journey to the remote forests of Madagascar, where his team recently discovered several new species of reptiles. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

After Hours Programs

Explore mythologies and lived experiences of Cubans with renowned contemporary poets Nancy Morejón and Derek Palacio, while immersing yourself in an after-hours discovery of the American Museum of Natural History’s exhibition ¡Cuba!.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

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

Sunday, May 7

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us to learn more about the anatomy, habitat, and behavior of the diverse and vibrant bird life found in our own back yard. Museum Naturalist Noah Burg will teach young explorers new observational skills such as, how to set up and use binoculars, as well as how to identify bird calls. We will then head out to Central Park and put these skills to the test as we observe the wondrous sounds and colors of the fall migration. Binoculars and bird guides are included.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 4-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

These programs include about 45 minutes of walking.

 

May 8, 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.

May 15, 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.

Wednesday, May 17

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath you as you experience a thrilling NASA rocket launch. Take a guided tour of the cosmos and orbit the Earth to get an astronaut's view of a sunrise in space.

May 18, 2017

After Hours Programs

Whether tracking the effect of climate change on the reach of mosquito-born illnesses, discovering new diseases, or preparing for a zombie outbreak, cutting-edge research illuminates how we will survive the next pandemic.

Saturday, May 20–Sunday, May 21

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.

May 22, 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, May 30, 2017

Special Events

As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

After Hours Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide to learn how AMNH acquired some of its rarest and most beloved treasures. Travel back in time and across the globe with some of your favorite explorers to gain a deeper understanding of the Museum’s rich and storied history.
This tour is appropriate for participants ages 12 and up.

June 3, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Join us as Rae discusses her research on black bear interactions and shares pictures, videos, and specimens from the field!

June 5, 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.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

After Hours Programs

Join neuroscientist Wendy A. Suzuki for an interactive discussion about how the brain changes in response to its environment. 

June 12, 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, June 13, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Take part in this exclusive opportunity to visit the collections of the Museum’s Division of Vertebrate Paleontology. Follow Museum experts Carl Mehling and Alana Gishlick into the Preparation Lab and the Big Bone storage room to see how fossils are preserved and maintained. Then, visit the Museum’s Big-Bone storage room to see some of the largest and oldest specimens in the collection. 

Children under 10 are not allowed in the collections. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Friday, June 16–Saturday, June 17

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.

Saturday, June 17

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us to learn more about the anatomy, habitat, and behavior of the diverse and vibrant bird life found in our own back yard. Museum Naturalist Noah Burg will teach young explorers new observational skills such as, how to set up and use binoculars, as well as how to identify bird calls. We will then head out to Central Park and put these skills to the test as we observe the wondrous sounds and colors of the fall migration.

June 19, 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.

Friday, June 23–Saturday, June 24

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.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

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. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

After Hours Programs

NASA heliophysics scientists join Carter Emmart for an immersive look at "space weather"— a beautiful (and potentially dangerous) phenomena.