All Upcoming Events

October 1, 2016

Walks and Tours

Members Only

Join Sidney Horenstein in Lower Manhattan to explore the construction, intricacies, and storied history of the New York City water system. The focus will be on the transition from local water to that of the Croton watershed and reservoir.

First Saturdays, October 2016 - May 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

October 2, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum Tour Guide to learn more about the evolution, biology, diversity, and behavior of crocodilians. Visit displays in the Hall of Vertebrate Origins, Reptiles and Amphibians, African Mammals and the Hall of Biodiversity to gain new insight into this ancient and diverse group of reptiles.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Join astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan, as she explains the science behind dark matter and energy and provides an understanding of how radical scientific theories gain acceptance. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

After Hours Programs

Evon Hekkala discusses how tissue samples from centuries old museum specimens shed light on the mysterious origins of the Nile crocodile—and may even explain the presence of crocodiles in medieval medicine cabinets. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Family and Childrens Programs

Join us in the Hayden Planetarium as we teach our youngest astronomers about the methods and tools used to observe the night sky.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

After Hours Programs

Explore the universe through the lens of science fiction with Brian Levine and Irene Pease, visiting the real counterparts of fictional locationsto uncover how much has (and hasn't!) been explored.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse TysonMichael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies, to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Get an up-close and personal introduction to live bats from around the world! Conservation biologist and bat expert Rob Mies will host this unforgettable presentation with many species of live bats, including a Rodrigues fruit bat, a straw-colored fruit bat, a big brown bat, and a Malayan flying fox. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Family and Childrens Programs

This Halloween, trick-or-treat in the Museum's iconic halls!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Data scientists Sam Wang and Josh Katz discuss how data can be mined creatively for insights into what's really happening this campaign season, the shape of the American electorate on Election Day, and more.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Free With Museum Admission

Join primatologist Shahrina Chowdhury and learn about the complexity of social structures and behavior in wild baboons.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Robert Peck, author of the new, illustrated book The Natural History of Edward Lear, discusses the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, and why he abruptly and mysteriously abandoned his scientific work.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Join Dr. Justin Rubinstein, deputy chief of the Induced Seismicity Project at the United States Geological Survey, as he discusses this new breed of human-caused earthquakes.

Sunday, November 12, 2016

Cultural Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Come to the Museum to celebrate origami and learn the art of paper folding. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Join Mike Massimino as he discusses his new book, Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, an ode to following your dreams and finding your place in this world—or out of it. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In this program, Jackie Faherty and Jana Grcevich highlight the science propelled by missions like the Hubble Space Telescope and explain what you can expect to see in the near future from missions like Gaia and the James Webb Space Telescope.