Patrons Circle

Science-at-Work Series 2016–2017

Patrons at the Naturalist, Family Scientist, and Explorer levels may attend any one of the following events. Patrons at and above the Curator level may attend any two events.

To RSVP email or call 212-769-5153.

Creating a Special Exhibition

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 6–7:30 pm

Please join us for a program hosted by David Harvey, Senior Vice President of Exhibition, on the creation of our special exhibitions—from conceptualization to fabrication and installation.  A tour of the Exhibition Department’s facilities will give attendees a sneak peek of what will be included in the Museum’s upcoming special exhibition, ¡Cuba!, opening in November. A cocktail reception will follow.  

After-Hours in the Dome

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 6–7:30 pm

Please join us for a program hosted by Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization, showcasing immersive data visualization in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater.  He has directed all five of the Museum’s Space Shows, and was one of the original Museum team members on the NASA-funded Digital Galaxy Project that helped redefine how a planetarium theater can present science to the public through immersive data visualization.  A cocktail reception will follow.

BridgeUp: STEM

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 7–8:30 pm

Historically, women have been underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  In February 2015, the Museum launched BridgeUp: STEM, a computer science program for young women. Please join Ruth Cohen, Senior Director of Education, as she discusses the Museum’s newest educational program–and its use of computer science in the observation, research, and communication of science. A cocktail reception will follow.

Meet Our New Scientist

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 7–8:30 pm

Please join us for a program hosted by Dr. Cheryl Hayashi–the Museum’s newly appointed Curator, Professor, and Leon Hess Director of Comparative Biology Research–whose research focuses on spider silk. A cocktail reception will follow.

Major funding for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.
Generous support for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Dalio Ocean Initiative.
The Ford Foundation and JetBlue have also committed to supporting ¡Cuba!    

BridgeUp:STEM is generously supported by a grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust.