The Museum is now open, and you can still enjoy our virtual programming.

Festivals EarthFest Online Celebrate Earth Day with the Museum’s family-friendly, all-day online festival! Thursday, April 22, 2021 Member Programs Member Evening Hours Off-hours access on Thursday evenings, for Members and their guests. Thursday Evenings Lectures and Talks James Arthur Lecture: The Expensive Tissue Hypothesis Revisited Anthropologist Leslie Aiello explores advances in evolutionary biology since the introduction of this influential theory 25 years... Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Science Socials SciCafe: Measuring the Ages of Ancient Worlds Find out why determining the ages of stars will offer scientists a better chance of finding life signs on distant planets. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Family Programs The Scientist Is In: The Cicadas Are Coming! Brood X Cicadas have been living underground for 17 years. How do they survive? And what will they do when they emerge? Thursday, May 6, 2021 Family Programs Astronomy Online: Visiting Volcanoes in Space Volcanoes have been discovered throughout the solar system. What do they reveal about the evolution of worlds beyond earth? Friday, May 7, 2021 Family Programs The Scientist Is In: Inside the Museum’s Beetle Colony Live Dermestid beetles help clean skeleton specimens destined for the Museum's collections. Thursday, May 13, 2021 After-Hours Programs Frontiers Lecture: Volcanic Worlds How did Earth and Venus, similar in so many ways, end up with such vastly different surfaces? Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Family Programs The Scientist Is In: The Mysterious Modern Dinosaurs Cassowaries may provide insight into the bizarre appearances of extinct dinosaurs. Thursday, May 27, 2021