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

March 3, 2017–September 14, 2017


Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

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.

Upcoming Events

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

Sold Out

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. 

Eight Thursdays, March 8–April 26, 2018

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

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.

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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