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,

Upcoming Events

September 25, 2018

After Hours Programs

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Get closer to Mars than ever before! Join Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and Brown University’s Christopher Kremer on a tour of the red planet.

October 9, 2018

Walks and Tours

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Member Programs

Members Only

Can you picture the size of our solar system? Join a Museum tour guide and embark on a scale walk of the solar system, where Earth is the size of a peppercorn, and each step covers more than three million miles. Examine the vast range of sizes, from subatomic particles and objects on the human scale to the largest objects in the observable cosmos, to gain a better understanding of our place in the universe. 



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Member Programs

Members Only

Join us for a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath your feet 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! 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Family and Childrens Programs

This October, trick-or-treat in the Museum's iconic halls!

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