Events for April 2018

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

This month at the Museum there are special programs galore from longer hours in the Discovery Room to the history and astronomy of Manhattanhenge in the Hayden Planetarium!

October 30, 2017 - 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.

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. 

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

Member 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

Member 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

Member 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.