All Upcoming Events

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.

Friday, June 2, 2017

After Hours Programs

Unwrap an evening of mystery and celebrate the American Museum of Natural History’s newest temporary exhibition—Mummies. Tackle trivia questions and physical challenges with a drink in hand! 

June 3, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

In this entertaining and educational video, the fun begins on Sesame Street when Elmo's friend Hu Hu Zhu visits from China. Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the Sun, Moon, and stars, learn about the Big Dipper, and take an imaginary trip to the Moon. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Members Only 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. 

Thursday, June 15

After Hours Programs

Join us for after-hours access to the Museum and a summer camp themed reception in our beloved fossil halls.

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.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

After Hours Programs

Ever wanted to take a vacation to another world? Plan your astronomical itinerary while flying over the canyons of Mars, moon-hopping the satellites of Jupiter, and skiing the pink slopes of Pluto.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

After Hours Programs

The summer sky sizzles with an abundance of bright planets and the brilliant Milky Way crossing from north to south. Join Joe Rao as he highlights the wonders of summer nights from Saturn and its spectacular rings to Jupiter gleaming in the south as darkness falls to Venus’ magnificent predawn show.