Corporate Sponsorships

Internationally recognized for presenting blockbuster exhibitions and dynamic educational programs for children and adults alike, each year the American Museum of Natural History draws millions of visitors from across the globe.

Corporate support of special exhibitions and science education programs provide a valuable and high-impact opportunity for our partners. Depending on your company’s goals, a specialized partnership can be structured to meet to your specific philanthropic, marketing, and community relations goals – and much more.

For more detailed information about how your company can sponsor an exhibition or support an education initiative at the American Museum of Natural History, email

Exhibitions and Space Shows


Spiders Alive!
July 27, 2012 – January 2013
Spiders Alive! will immerse visitors in the fascinating world of arachnids. With live specimens including exotic spiders, scorpions and whip scorpions, interactive panels and robotics, walk-through displays, larger-than-life models, touchable spider silk textiles, fossils, and more, the exhibit will amaze student, adult, and family audiences with the many surprising traits of these amazing creatures.

The Butterfly Conservatory
October 8, 2011–May 28, 2012
Each year, the Museum presents its highly popular and visually mesmerizing exhibition, The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an interactive display of thousands of free-flying tropical butterflies.  Welcoming hundreds of thousands of guests of all ages and backgrounds, the walk-through vivarium allows audiences to mingle with these delicate creatures in the lush green environment.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Culture, Nature
November 17, 2012 – August 2013
The highly anticipated exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Culture, Naturewill investigate and present the penetrating issues surrounding one of the most essential, complex, and universal components of life on Earth: food. A highly engaging combination of rare cultural artifacts, vivid tableaus, hands-on interactive terminals and activities, media installations, and live demonstrations and tastings will guide visitors on an immersive journey that challenges and informs their relationship with food. Expansive public programming will deepen viewers’ understanding of the rich and varied facets of the subject.

The Exploring the Universe Space Show
Spring 2014
The Museum’s signature Space Shows, presented in the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium, are among the Museum’s most popular and well-regarded offerings, with dynamic visualizations that bring pioneering research into the mysteries of the universe to audiences from around the world.Exploring the Universe,poised to launch in Spring 2014, will take viewers to planets near and far, unlocking important discoveries about these orbital bodies and amazing viewers with the science that informs our increasing knowledge of what lies beyond our own planet.


Afterhours Programming


One Step Beyond
Third Fridays of each month beginning in September
On nine Friday evenings throughout the year, the Museum invites revelers from New York City and the surrounding area to see and be seen “under the stars” of the celebrated Hayden Planetarium during theOne Step Beyondconcert series. Featuring top names in the dance, electronica, and techno music scene, the event welcomes sold-out crowds each month and has become a hotspot for young New Yorkers.

First Wednesdays of each month beginning in October
SciCafé is a Museum favorite amongst adults intrigued by the wonders of science. The unique after-hours science series features cocktails, cutting-edge research on c=various science topics, and amazing stories from the field. Held on the first Wednesday of each month, the series draws on the unparelled expertise of the Museum's staff of more than 200 leading scientists as well as its vast network of colleagues across the globe.


Family and Public Programming


Margaret Mead Film Festival
November 29, 2012 - December 2, 2012
Celebrating 36 years as the preeminent showcase for contemporary cultural storytelling, the 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival will screen more than 30 outstanding films culled from more than 1,000 submissions. Join Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), who leads the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award jury, for a festival that represents the best in documentary filmmaking.

Halloween Celebration
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Every year, the Museum reaches into its local community to welcome over 11,000 costumed New Yorkers for a night of safe trick-or-treating amidst the Museum’s iconic halls, as well as games, costumes, scary stories, and contests. A hallmark community event, the much-loved Halloween Celebration unites families across the five boroughs and offers corporate supporters high visibility among family audiences.

Night at the Museum Sleepovers
Ongoing throughout the Year
This wildly popular program invites children ages 7-12 and their chaperones for an engaging night of exploration and discovery through the Museum’s many halls and exhibits. With 495 attendees at each of the 24 sold-out Sleepovers during the year, this program reaches over 10,000 individuals annually.