Educators' Evenings are working receptions. Activities include a catered reception, an introduction to the exhibition by curators and educators, curriculum materials and demonstrations, and resources to support field trips with students.

These programs are free to educators, but they require pre-registration and complementary tickets.

Upcoming Offerings

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An Evening for Educators with Dr. Bärbel Hönisch: “Reconstructing past climate change from chemical signals stored in ocean sediments”

March 10, 2017

Join us for a special evening for educators with Dr. Bärbel Hönisch, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Dr. Hönisch’s presentation will provide an introduction to the techniques applied in the field of paleoceanography, with particular focus on past variations in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidification and climate change over the past 60 million years of Earth history. 

Past Offerings

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¡Cuba! Educators' Evening

December 2, 2016

Join us for an evening celebrating our latest temporary exhibition ¡Cuba!. Teachers can view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students.

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Dinosaurs Among Us Educators' Evening

October 7, 2016

Join us for an evening celebrating the latest exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us. Teachers can view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students.

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Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species Educators' Evening

September 25, 2015

Join us for an evening celebrating the latest exhibition Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species. Teachers can view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students.

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An Evening for Educators: New Horizons Mission to Pluto

May 14, 2015

Join us for this special evening reception and presentation for educators to learn about NASA’s New Horizons Mission, the first reconnaissance of the dwarf planet Pluto and the distant, mysterious Kuiper Belt, a relic of solar system formation.