Events for May 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.

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. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Explore the Hall of Mexico and Central America, the Hall of African Peoples, and the Stout Hall of Asian Peoples with a tour guide to learn more about the origins and evolution of some of your favorite foods, including chocolate, potatoes, and corn. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Lectures and Talks

By studying and compiling “snapshots” from nearby stars, Alycia Weinberger takes us on a journey back in time to the origins of planets.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Members Only 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! 

Six Wednesdays, May 23- June 27, 2018

Courses and Workshops

Discover how scientists and artists use fossil evidence to infer the anatomy of extinct human relatives and build your own hominin craniofacial reconstruction.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

After Hours Programs

The universe is full of light, from the many hues of the visible spectrum to waves we can’t see like X-rays, gamma rays, and infrared light. Join Brian LevineEmily Rice, and Jana Grcevich and explore the universe through a different lens.