Fascinating lectures, debates, events, and programs on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting to climate change.

Upcoming Offerings

petri dish with culture of bacteria

New Science New Solutions: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

May 18, 2017

Sold out - Whether caused by natural diseases or bioterrorism, pandemics represent a real threat to public health and security. Are we ready? From “zombie task forces” to rapid response training, how will our cities prepare for the next pandemic? 

Detail view of the layers of the headdress made from papyrus and linen, topped with a gold-painted face.

Mummy Knows Best: Trivia Night at the Museum

June 2, 2017

Unwrap an evening of mystery and celebrate the American Museum of Natural History’s newest temporary exhibition—Mummies. Tackle trivia questions and physical challenges with a drink in hand!

Past Offerings

Identification Day

Identification Day

May 6, 2017

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

Wave VS Moon

Science Throwdown: Sea vs. Space

April 13, 2017

Explore the merits of sea vs. space across a range of judging categories with aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and astronauts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit.

Cartoon graphic of engaging family activities including microscope, mancala, and painting

Family Game Night

March 31, 2017

Join us after hours for an exclusive evening of family fun featuring interactive digital and physical games that challenge, entertain, and tease your brain.