All Upcoming Events

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 2, 2016

After Hours Programs

Explore the night sky from different perspectives with Ted Williams and discover how patterns of celestial motion appear to change depending on your location.

Friday, August 5-Saturday, August 6

After Hours Programs

The American Museum of Natural History is hosting its wildly popular adults-only sleepover adventure. Built on the successful A Night at the Museum sleepover program, this version of the popular event has been designed for adults ages 21 and up.

Friday, August 5

After Hours Programs

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Members Only

Set sail in New York Harbor with astrophysicist Charles Liu and watch the Sun set while learning the science and star lore that surround the summer sky.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

After Hours Programs

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

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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.

Saturday, August 13-Sunday, August 14

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.

Sunday, August 14

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Take your family on an exploration of the microscopic world found in Central Park with Jay Holmes. Participants will learn how to study the world using microscopes and get a primer in collection techniques. Examples of microscopes from the 19th century will also be on hand.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

After Hours Programs

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. 

Sunday, August 28

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Tour dioramas throughout the Museum’s halls that serve as an archive of environmental change and educate researchers and visitors alike about how ecosystems have changed over time.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

After Hours Programs

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.

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 6 - October 28, 2016

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo.

Saturday, September 24

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Young explorers will learn observational skills, then head out to Central Park with Museum naturalist Noah Burg to identify bird species and habitats. Binoculars and bird guides are included. Recommended for families with children ages 4-10. 

Saturday, September 24

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.

Tuesday, September 27

Members Only Programs

Members Only

The Museum’s mammal collection is among its oldest, and it is the third largest collection of recent mammals in the world. Join a Museum expert in mammalogy to see some of the highlights of this incredible record of life that are not on public display.

Eight Wednesdays, September 28 - November 16, 2016

Courses and Workshops

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