Events in the next 7 days

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

Through January 7, 2018

Special Exhibit

Get an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies.

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.

Two sessions of four Tuesdays, September 5, 2017 - October 24, 2017

Walks and Tours

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Sold out - Ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their home.

Eight Wednesdays; September 13 - November 1, 2017

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

September 15, 2017–March 8, 2018

IMAX

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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lectures and Talks

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Sold out - In conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronaut Scott Kelly offers a glimpse of life in a uniquely unwelcoming environment—the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight. 

Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

After Hours Programs

The 2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival (October 19 - 22) celebrates the groundbreaking spirit of legendary Museum anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Members Only Programs

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Members Only

Join us for a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath you as you experience a thrilling NASA rocket launch. Take a guided tour of the cosmos and orbit the Earth to get an astronaut's view of a sunrise in space.