Upcoming Offerings

Painting the Natural World

Painting the Natural World

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

Art of Diorama

The Art of Diorama

January 25, 2017 - March 1, 2017

Sold out - Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas.


Stem Cell Science One-Day Course

February 25, 2017

In this one-day course, we will explore the basic biology of stem cells, understand new research techniques, and address the ethical concerns that surround them. 

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New: Beginner Animal Drawing

March 8, 2017 - April 12, 2017

Sold out - For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

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Animal Drawing

March 9, 2017 - April 27, 2017

Sold out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur exhibits, and halls of the Museum serve as the settings for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist, Patricia Wynne


Adult Digital Flight School

March 22, 2017 - May 3, 2017

Amaze your friends and family as you take control of the Hayden Planetarium, and lead your own tour through the cosmos, using the Museum’s cutting-edge 3D map of universe.

Past Offerings

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Brain: The Inside Story

November 7, 2016 - December 5, 2016

SOLD OUT - Join us for a five-part introductory course exploring the inner workings of this magnificent and mysterious organ with experts who will discuss the latest neuroscience research.

The Secret World Inside You Master Class

The Secret World Inside You: Master Class

February 22, 2016

Sold out - Learn from leaders in the field about the tools and techniques used to study the microbiome, the impact of antibiotics, and where research is headed. Conduct experiments to discover your own microbial signature! 

Painting the Natural World

Painting the Natural World

December 1, 2015 - January 19, 2016

Explore the Museum’s celebrated dioramas during an after-hours painting workshop in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.