Lectures and Special Events
Secret Life of Scientists LIVE
May 24, 2016
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! This fast-paced evening will weave together live interviews and an audience Q&A, peppered with short films from NOVA’s The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers and the Museum’s Shelf Life series. Hosted by Faith Salie of NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,” the program features Museum curators Melanie Stiassny, an ichthyologist, and Mark Siddall, a parasitologist, as well as experimental psychologist Steven Pinker, nanotech researcher Rich Robinson, and experimental neuropsychologist Jessica Cail.
This program is produced in collaboration with The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, an Emmy-nominated web series and website from PBS’s NOVA.
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May 6, 2017
Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.
May 18, 2017
Whether tracking the effect of climate change on the reach of mosquito-born illnesses, discovering new diseases, or preparing for a zombie outbreak, cutting-edge research illuminates how we will survive the next pandemic.
June 2, 2017
Unwrap an evening of mystery and celebrate the American Museum of Natural History’s newest temporary exhibition—Mummies. Tackle trivia questions and physical challenges with a drink in hand!