Upcoming Offerings

Art of Diorama

The Art of Diorama

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

Drawing of Beaver

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.

Internal view of brain

Sackler Brain Brunch

April 29, 2017

Wake up your mind with our first ever Brain Brunch! Eat, drink, and learn about the enigmatic and important function of sleep. Experts in the field discuss their work on the science of sleep, and the role rest plays in learning, memory, and behavior.

Past Offerings


Stem Cell Science One-Day Course

February 25, 2017

Sold out - 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. 

Painting the Natural World

Painting the Natural World

December 6, 2016 - January 24, 2017

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

Brain neon

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!