Fascinating lectures, debates, events, and programs on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting to climate change.
We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.
Join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health.
March 9, 2017
Join a conversation that explores Cuba’s remarkable biodiversity and its changing relationship with the United States.
March 14, 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.
March 18, 2017
Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home.
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.
May 6, 2017
Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.
February 16, 2017
Sold out - Museum Research Associate Bill Schutt explains new research about this widespread behavior, such as how the practice might be linked to the extinction of Neanderthals, why so many fish eat their young, and even when sexual cannibalism can be an evolutionary advantage.
February 14, 2017
Sold out - Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium!
January 18, 2017
Sold out - Bestselling author Douglas Preston discusses his ventures deep into the Honduran jungle in a riveting, non-fiction narrative about the unearthing of an ancient lost civilization, while he provides a rich tapestry of historical, economic, social, political, and environmental context for the discovery.
January 5, 2017
SOLD OUT - Spend an evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson as he reviews headline stories in the Universe, drawn from breaking news in 2016.
December 21, 2016
Sold out - Join Steve Beyer, Brian Levine, and Ted Williams for a sneak peek at the celestial objects that will appear in our winter sky.