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

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Thunder & Lightning Redniss

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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A Natural History of Wine

November 17, 2015

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.

Past Offerings

Breakfast at Pluto

Breakfast at Pluto

July 14, 2015

As NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft speeds towards Pluto, celebrate this historic flyby of the distant dwarf planet at this special event featuring a live viewing of accurate-to-the-second scientific visualizations and running commentary from New Horizons mission control.

Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack

The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack

June 9, 2015

In his new book, The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, paleoanthropologist and American Museum of Natural History curator Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of “human exceptionalism” in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of evolution. 

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Life at the Limits: Trivia Night

May 29, 2015

Stretch your brain to its "limits" in celebration of the American Museum of Natural History’s newest exhibition, Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species

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