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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

Identification Day

Identification Day

May 10, 2014

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

Family Astronomy: Creatures in the Sky

Family Astronomy

November 9, 2013

Join us in the Hayden Planetarium for an evening of star hopping, mythology, and stories of the sky.

Live Bat Encounters

Live Bat Encounter

October 5, 2013

Learn about and see bats from around the world with bat expert Rob Mies.

Bird Walks

Family Bird Walks

September 21, 2013

Families, join a Museum naturalist for a bird walk in Central Park. Young explorers and their parents will learn how to find and identify the many bird species and habitats found in our own “backyard.”

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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