Fascinating lectures, debates, events, and programs on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting to climate change.
Join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health.
June 3, 2016
Sylvia Earle and E. O. Wilson are joined by anthropologist Jenny Newell, curator of Pacific Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and visual artist Lynette Wallworth for a rallying event about what we humans can—and must—do to save our wondrous planet.
June 5, 2016 - June 26, 2016
The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial comes to life with weekly performances and hands-on activities inspired by America’s breathtaking natural landscapes.
June 5, 2016 - June 29, 2016
From concerts and hands-on activities to a film screening and conversations with experts, discover the wonder of the natural parks from the heart of the city!
June 7, 2016
Currently visiting the East Coast from the Everglades to New England, Hōkūleʻa is in the midst of a 47,000-nautical-mile worldwide voyage to celebrate indigenous cultures and to raise awareness of the need to steward the Earth’s resources.
June 23, 2016
Soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks, and explore otherworldly realms found in our country’s most legendary spaces. A discussion with experts will follow the screening.
June 29, 2016
Drawing on Roosevelt’s diaries and expedition journals, museum naturalist Darrin Lunde will discuss Roosevelt’s life and legacy as a champion of scientific inquiry and wilderness.
May 24, 2016
Sold out - Meet an all-star cast of scientists who have secrets to share. Explore the frontiers of psychology, biology, and nanotechnology, and discover a side to scientists you’ve never seen before—passion for ping-pong, expeditionary gastronomy, even circus arts!
May 7, 2016
Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.
April 17, 2016
Join the MicroRangers Competition at the Museum on April 17th to win prizes including toys, games, and a chance to Win a Night at the Museum sleepover!
March 19, 2016
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.
March 15, 2016
Sold out - Fire up your neurons, with a cocktail in hand, for an exciting evening of interactive digital, and physical games, that challenge, entertain, and tease your brain.