Lectures and Special Events
May 9, 2015
Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the Museum celebrates natural history collections by inviting visitors to bring in their own specimens to the annual Identification Day. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries while showing you some specimens from the Museum's rarely seen collections.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species | Noon-4pm
In conjunction with the Museum's new exhibition, discover objects from the Museum's collections that showcase the incredible adaptations that allow life to thrive even in the most unlikely places on Earth. Watch a video about the exhibition:
Dive deep inside the new web series, Shelf Life, with producer Erin Chapman and featured Museum scientists. Watch the Shelf Life trailer:
Digital Collections and the Digital Universe | 5pm
Immerse yourself in the world’s largest cosmic atlas with Director of Astrovisualization, Carter Emmart. Watch a video about that atlas:
More in this Series:
September 24, 2015
Curator Laurel Kendall explores what makes a Korean shaman painting magical or sacred.
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.