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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Members Only Programs

Have you ever noticed the fossilized clams, pieces of 350-million-year-old coral reefs, or a chambered Nautilus as you strolled Fifth Avenue? 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections.Come celebrate this milestone with a lively discussion, moderated by Library Director Tom Baione. 

Tuesday, May 1–Saturday, May 31, 2014

After Hours Programs

Discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes in this short film featuring spectacular footage shot with experimental cameras during the Museum’s 2013 Explore21 Expedition to the Solomon Islands led by Curator John Sparks. 

Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Join Tom Baione, Boeschenstein Director of Library Services, for a lecture about the expedition, illustrated with photographs and findings from Museum archives.

Free With Museum Admission

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Special Events

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

Free With Museum Admission

Thursday, May 15, 2014

After Hours Programs

For more than four decades, the American Museum of Natural History's Museum Dance has captured the attention and imagination of over 800 young New Yorkers for a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing at the Museum. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Members Only Programs

Paul Sweet, collections manager in the Department of Ornithology, leads this expedition to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in upstate New York. 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Examine the universe, as seen through the lens of science fiction books and movies, as we visit locations from various sci-fi books and movies—find out just how much we have, and have not, explored!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Members Only Programs

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

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Members Only Programs

Ranging from deep-sea fish to prehistoric sharks, the Department of Ichthyology’s collection comprises more than 2 million specimens from around the world. 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

After Hours Programs

Join Samuel Wang, associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton, as he explains brain dysfunction that is developmentally “upstream” of the many problems found in autistic brains.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lectures and Talks

Cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin will discuss recent developments in cosmology that suggest that the Big Bang was not a unique event in cosmic history.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Learn about a variety of constellations that you can see in the night sky in this family program in the Hayden Planetarium. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Members Only Programs

On a sunset sail, Members can learn the science and star lore that surrounds the summer solstice.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

One of the sea's most misunderstood animals, sharks have inhabited the oceans for 400 million years. Learn more about these fascinating fishes in a family-friendly afternoon.

Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

One of the sea's most misunderstood animals, sharks have inhabited the oceans for 400 million years. Learn more about these fascinating fishes in a family-friendly afternoon.

Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Members Only Programs

What rocks, minerals, and more, are hidden underground beneath Los Angeles, the Great Plains, and Yellowstone? Join a Members-only hall tour to find out.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

After Hours Programs

Explore city, suburban, and rural summer skies with Hayden presenters Christina Pease, Emily Rice, and Ted Williams.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Members Only Programs

Escape to the continents of Africa and Asia with geologist and historian Sidney Horenstein.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lectures and Talks

In one evening, you will experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Members Only Programs

Join Eileen Westwig, scientific assistant in the Department of Mammaology, on a visit to the Wolf Conservation Center, in South Salem, NY. 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Members Only Programs

Geologist Sidney Horenstein will lead you through the unique landscape of Northern Central Park.  

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Members Only Programs

Join Paul Nascimbene, fossil collections manager in the Division of Paleontology, for an expedition to Big Brook in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

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August 26, 2014

Lectures and Talks

In this program, Jackie Faherty and Carter Emmart will use the vast atlas of the Digital Universe to take a voyage through the nearby solar neighborhood and to explore exotic new worlds

New York is Wild!

Which insects have you seen this spring? Share your finds with us on iNaturalist