Today at the Museum

June 25, 2011 - December 7, 2014

Special Exhibit

This exhibition features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Through January 5, 2014

Special Exhibit

Whales: Giants of the Deep brings visitors closer than ever to some of the mightiest, most massive, and mysterious mammals on Earth.

© Brandon Cole, Romeo/V&W,

Monday to Friday, July 15 - 19

Family and Childrens Programs

Why do some scientists call birds “living dinosaurs”? How much did the biggest dinosaurs have to eat to survive? How did mother dinosaurs raise their babies?

Upcoming Events

Four Wednesdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, and August 30, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

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

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

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.

Saturdays and Sundays, September 9–24

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Stop by the Sackler Educational Lab to speak to stem cell biologists to learn about the basic biology of stem cells, recent advances in research, and how stem cells can potentially treat diseases.

Eight Wednesdays; September 13 - November 1, 2017

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.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for a special Members only walking tour of Northern Central Park with renowned geologist, Sidney Horenstein. Learn more about the park’s history and geology, while taking in the vibrant colors of the fall foliage.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lectures and Talks

Join us for an estate planning seminar with guest speaker, attorney Sanford Schlesinger, Esq. of Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP. Gain a better understanding of how your plans could be affected by upcoming changes in tax laws. Learn when it is advisable to draft or revise your will or living trust, and gain expert insights that will help you make a smart plan for an uncertain future. Before the seminar, join expert guides in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians at 3:30 pm. Then, enjoy a light refreshment just outside the Linder Theater.

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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