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:
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.
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.
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.
December 21, 2015
Join Steve Beyer and Ted Williams for a sneak peek at the celestial objects that will appear in our winter sky.