All Upcoming Events

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

After Hours Programs

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

Friday, June 3, 2016

After Hours Programs

Sylvia Earle and E. O. Wilson are joined by anthropologist Jenny Newell, curator of Pacific Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and visual artist Lynette Wallworth for a rallying event about what we humans can—and must—do to save our wondrous planet.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

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.

June 2016

Special Events

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!

Four Sundays; June 5, 12, 19, 26

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial comes to life with weekly performances and hands-on activities inspired by America’s breathtaking natural landscapes. Behold majestic views of several national parks through the lens of our signature dioramas, and recreate what you see in sketches and modeling clay with guidance from Museum artists. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

After Hours Programs

Rapper, producer, and master beat-maker, DJ Quik throws down at the last One Step Beyond of the season, Friday, April 8. One Step Beyond is the Museum's monthly dance night held in the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

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

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

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

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

Members Only

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Social and Philanthropic Events

The Junior Council co-chairs and steering committee invite you to a night of Speed Science. In a fast-paced, speed dating-like setting, get to know the brilliant minds at work behind the scenes at the Museum.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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. 

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.

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.

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.