Events for May 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.

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

Member Programs

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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.

Six Wednesdays, May 23- June 27, 2018

Courses and Workshops

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SOLD OUT - 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 Levine and Emily Rice, and explore the universe through a different lens. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

After-Hours Programs

Join us under the whale for an evening of underwater adventure—tackle trivia questions and physical challenges with a drink in hand!