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Due to the weather, the Museum is closed on Tuesday, January 27. All Tuesday programs and some Wednesday programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm.

Regular updates will also be posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account (@AMNH).

Adult Courses

Sackler Brain Bench: Adult Learning Salons

April 28, 2014 - May 19, 2014


In this intimate, salon-style setting, you will be able to probe the science behind how our brain shapes who we are. By addressing several commonly held beliefs about the brain, we will unravel what is myth, what is known, and what has yet to be explored. We will guide you on an in-depth analysis of the brain’s architecture and biology and how it influences our personalities, emotions, and behavior. Each session will be lead by an expert, helping you critically examine the relationship between your personal experiences and current neuroscience research.

Monday, April 28 | Brain Power: The other 90%. Do we only use 10% of our brain?

Monday, May 5 | Beyond Left-Brain, Right Brain: How does your brain shape your personality?

Monday, May 12  | What are emotions?

Monday, May 19 | Sex Differences in the Brain: Male, Female or Fiction? 

The Museum greatly acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish The Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum’s Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in The Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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