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

Upcoming Offerings


What Are You Made Of?

Join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health.


Stewards of the Earth: Hope for our Planet

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.

Arches National Park

Celebrate National Parks!

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!

Arches National Park

Celebrate National Parks! The Naturalist

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.

Past Offerings

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Secret Life of Scientists LIVE

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!

Identification Day

Identification Day

May 7, 2016

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


Game On! MicroRangers Competition

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!


Sun-Earth Day

March 19, 2016

Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.


Game Night Gone Wild

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.