All Upcoming Events

February 23, 2017

Student Programs

Come learn about our Brown Scholars program for high school students—a new 3-year intensive focused on the intersection of computer science and science.

Saturday, February 25

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - In this one-day course, we will explore the basic biology of stem cells, understand new research techniques, and address the ethical concerns that surround them. 

Friday, February 25–Saturday, February 26

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.

February 27, 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, February 28, 2017

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Are we alone in the universe? Jackie Faherty and Emily Rice will investigate this question by touring a nearby solar system and exploring the potential diversity of living conditions on newly discovered extrasolar planets.

Wednesday, March 1, 2016

After Hours Programs

Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.

Saturday, March 4

Members Only Programs

Members Only

The Museum is widely regarded as having the finest, most accurate wildlife dioramas in the world. Join us for a look through these “Windows on Nature” as we discover science as art and art as science. Learn about the role that these dioramas play in conservation, the big personalities behind their creation, and why they are as important today as they were fifty or more years ago.

 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

March 4, 2017

Student Programs

Join us for an information session to explore ways in which students can strengthen their chances when applying to college if they are looking towards a career in math, science or engineering!

March 6, 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.

Six Wednesdays; March 8-April 12

After Hours Programs

For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lectures and Talks

Join us for interactive discussions with scientists from across the country to learn about their research and how it relates to the world we live in!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us as for an exclusive Members-only evening behind the scenes as we explore the Department of Herpetology’s extensive 350,000 specimen collection to learn more about reptiles and amphibians. Discover some of the Museum’s hidden treasures with AMNH scientists and get a rare glimpse at animal oddities and a tank of dragons!

Tour is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

After Hours Programs

Join a conversation that explores Cuba’s remarkable biodiversity and its changing relationship with the United States. 

Eight Thursdays; March 9 - April 27, 2017

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

SOLD OUT - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

Monday, March 13

After Hours Programs

Jeff Moore, geology and geophysics imaging team leader for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, shares what scientists have learned about this distant dwarf planet during that time. Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will present imaging from the mission using the Museum’s new OpenSpace software.

March 13, 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, March 14

After Hours Programs

Join us after hours for an exclusive evening of family fun featuring interactive digital and physical games that challenge, entertain, and tease your brain. 

March 18, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

NASA Solar System Ambassador Laura Jean Checki will be your guide in the Hayden Planetarium as we travel to Arcturus and listen for the roar of Leo the Lion. Young astronomers will learn about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.

Saturday, March 18

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home. 

Friday, March 18–Saturday, March 19

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

March 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Special Exhibit

Get an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies.

March 20, 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.

Seven Wednesdays; March 22-May 3, 2017

Walks and Tours

Amaze your friends and family as you take control of the Hayden Planetarium, and lead your own tour through the cosmos, using the Museum’s cutting-edge 3D map of universe.

Friday, March 25–Saturday, March 26

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

March 27, 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, March 28

After Hours Programs

Emily Rice and Brian Levine break the laws of physics and travel back in time to the Big Bang to understand how it shaped our universe. 

Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Learn about the tradition of poster art in Cuba and create a piece to take home.

April 1, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Kelly Speer discusses her research on bat flies, parasites that strictly feed on the blood of bats.

Friday, April 01–Saturday, April 02

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.

April 3, 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.

Eight Tuesdays–Fridays; April 4–May 26, 2017

Walks and Tours

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song. 

Four Tuesdays, April 4–May 23, 2016

Walks and Tours

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

After Hours Programs

Biological anthropologist Zaneta Thayer explores the biological mechanisms through which early life stress influences biology and health later on.

Sunday, April 9

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Try hands-on activities, meet scientists, and experience dynamic performances in this family-friendly science festival.

Monday, April 10, 2017

After Hours Programs

Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality. 

Monday, April 10- Friday, May 26, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Dive into the world of jellies and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals. 

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