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Live animals, performances, stars, and stories in the Hayden Planetarium are just a few of the experiences your family will enjoy in this series that runs from October to June. Audience participation and hands-on activities are part of every encounter. Programs will engage families with children ages 4 to 11.

Upcoming Offerings

Wild World Wolves

Live Encounter with a Wolf

January 10, 2015

Meet Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, New York, on his visit to the Museum.

Past Offerings

Bat Walks

Live Bat Encounter

November 1, 2014

Learn about bats from around the world up-close and personal with Rob Mies, TV personality, conservation biologist, bat expert, Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, and author.

Andromeda

Family Astronomy in the Dome: I Spy in the Sky

October 18, 2014

The Hayden Planetarium invites our Youngest Astronomers for an evening of star hopping as we look at the fall and winter constellations of the night sky using the Zeiss Star projector. 

Family Bird Walk summer 2013

Family Bird Walks

September 20, 2014

Sold Out-Families, join a Museum naturalist for a bird walk in Central Park.

Family Astronomy: Creatures in the Sky

Family Astronomy

June 14, 2014

Learn some constellations that you can see in the night sky this summer, and compare these to how people in other times and places viewed the same patterns.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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