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

Upcoming Offerings

Telescope Party

Winter Telescope Party

December 21, 2015

Join Steve Beyer and Ted Williams for a sneak peek at the celestial objects that will appear in our winter sky. 

Past Offerings


Hack the Dinos

November 22, 2015

Hear first-hand accounts from the data trenches and test your hand at coding.

Human Face Big Data

Special Screening: The Human Face of Big Data

November 21, 2015

Join us for a film screening of The Human Face of Big Data, which captures the extraordinary big data revolution that is sweeping, almost invisibly, through business, academia, government, healthcare, and everyday life. 

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A Natural History of Wine

November 17, 2015

Sold out - Join Museum Curator Emeritus Ian Tattersall and Curator Rob DeSalle as they weave together their respective fields—paleoanthropology and molecular biology—in an exciting journey through the world of wine.


The Global Surge of Earthquakes

November 12, 2015

Join Dr. Thorne Lay as he discusses how analysis of these earthquakes forced researchers to revise longstanding ideas about the behavior of the Earth beneath our feet. 

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THUNDER & LIGHTNING: Weather Past, Present, Future

October 29, 2015

Lauren Redniss, author of Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie debuts her new title. Developed while she was an artist in residence at the Museum, Thunder & Lighting: Weather, Past, Present, Future brings her unique style to a journey from the driest desert on Earth to an island in the Arctic and beyond.

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