Museum researchers and experts from around the world offer fascinating lectures and debates on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting adventures of Barnum Brown to the consequences of climate change.
March 26, 2014
Join Tom Baione to hear how he conceived of and edited the first book about the Library's Rare Book Collection.
April 23, 2014
This program brings together researchers, medical doctors, social scientists, and ethicists to discuss the science and implications of mapping our individual genomes.
April 28, 2014
Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections, featuring many images never before seen outside the Library.
May 4, 2014
Tom Baione, Boeschenstein Director of the Museum's Library, recounts the tale of the Borden Alaska Expedition of 1913, led by Museum scientist and Explorer, Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the sleek new schooner The Adventuress.
March 4, 2014
While there are clear cognitive differences between humans and apes that involve the frontal lobes, the specific neural underpinnings of these differences are considerably less obvious. How do differences in the size and organization of the hominoid brains produce the cognitive specializations found in our species?
February 27, 2014
Sold out - Elizabeth Kolbert and Michael Novacek discuss the process of extinction—and the role humanity plays in it.
November 12, 2013
This special lecture features internationally celebrated wildlife filmmaker Sir David Attenborough, speaking on “Alfred Russel Wallace and the Birds of Paradise.”
November 12, 2013
A special all-day program features a diverse roster of speakers on many facets of Alfred Russel Wallace’s life and work.
October 21, 2013
J. Craig Venter will describe his current work and new book, Life at the Speed of Light, which presents a fascinating and authoritative study of the emerging field of synthetic genomics.