Events for April 2018

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.

October 7, 2017–May 28, 2018

Special Exhibit

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

Through June 18, 2018

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Through January 6, 2019

Special Exhibit

Explore 11 funhouse-like spaces in this highly experiential exhibition that dares you to trust your senses.

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.

March 12, 2018–January 6, 2019

Special Exhibit

Embark on a journey that takes you from the oceans’ sunlit surface to inky depths to discover the latest ocean science and meet the researchers and technologies powering exploration today.

Tuesday-Friday, April 3- May 25, 2018

Walks and Tours

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

After Hours Programs

Neuroscientist Marisa Carrasco explores how our minds process sensory inputs to make sense of the world around us and shape what we see.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Visit the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins and the Hall of Primates to examine our closest evolutionary relatives. Trace their 65-million-year evolution to learn more about the traits that make these mammals unique. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Spring is the season for new discovery, and the beginning of new life for creatures around the world. Meet some of nature’s cutest youngsters, and learn how they adapt to their unique habitats. Grant Kemmerer, wildlife expert and animal caretaker from the Wild World of Animals, will introduce you to a diverse group of babies, large and small, from across the Animal Kingdom.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Special Events

Renowned artists and scholars join Museum scientists in behind the scenes tours, vibrant performances, and critical conversations focused on sustaining the beautiful planet we call home.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Jackie Faherty will take you on a virtual tour of our local galactic neighborhood and explore the diversity of potential living conditions on newly discovered extrasolar planets.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Our newest exhibition Unseen Oceans explores a marvelous, alien world hidden beneath the sunlit surface. Travel to new depths in a virtual submersible, see elusive giants of the deep, and learn how scientists are using technology to make new discoveries.