All Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Family and Childrens Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - 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

After Hours Programs

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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. SOLD OUT.

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

After Hours Programs

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

After Hours Programs

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.

Saturday, 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

After Hours Programs

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

After Hours Programs

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.

Eight Tuesdays, December 6, 2016–January 24

Courses and Workshops

In an after-hours painting workshop, artists Greg Follender, and Eric Hamilton provide hands-on instruction in acrylic paint. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

After Hours Programs

Barnard College professor and astronomer Janna Levin shares her research on the first recordings of a gravitational wave from the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago. 

Monday, December 12

After Hours Programs

Join University of California, San Diego, Professor Brian Keating on a trip from the frigid depths of Antarctica to the distant reaches of outer space. Along the way, we will encounter new tools to examine the universe and our place within it, exploring  mysteries in cosmology from the nature of space to concepts such as the "Arrow of Time."

Tuesday, December 27

After Hours Programs

Join Brian Abbott and Ted Williams to experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join us for the Museum’s annual Kwanzaa celebration. Ruben Studdard sings all the right notes to usher in a year of renewed faith, love, and unity.