Today at the Museum

Through June 30, 2018

Special Exhibit

Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Scientific Illustrations from the Museum’s Library exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

A new must-see exhibit in the world-famous Fossil Halls. 

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

June 24, 2017 - June 16, 2019

Special Exhibit

Explore the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 5 - October 27, 2017

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo.

September 15, 2017–March 8, 2018


See what it's like to fly like a bird!

See Performance Schedule

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join Rhoda as she hunts for missing fossils throughout the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs in an opera by composer John Musto based on Charles R. Knight.

October 7, 2017–May 28, 2018

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for an exclusive members-only Animal Encounter with Louis Sorkin, Senior Specialist in the Museum’s Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Get an up-close and personal introduction to some of your favorite insects and bugs from around the world to learn more about the evolution and diversity of life on earth.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Updated with the latest scientific data and narrated by Tom Hanks! Join us for an exclusive members-only evening viewing of the beloved space show: Passport to the Universe. Traverse billions of light years, from our home planet to deep space, far beyond the Milky Way. Fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and view stunning cosmic destinations like they have never been seen before. 

February 23, 2018 - February 24, 2018

After Hours Programs

One Step Beyond celebrates California’s Bay Area hip-hop culture with DJ D Sharp, DJ Mind Motion, and TAP. 10, hosted by bay area native Sway Calloway.

Six Wednesdays, March 7–April 11, 2018

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. 

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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