Events for June 2018

Through November 25, 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

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!

June 24, 2017 - June 16, 2019

Special Exhibit

Explore the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.

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.

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.

Six Wednesdays, May 23- June 27, 2018

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

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.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a tour guide to examine the Museum's spectacular art. Gain a better understanding of how imagery can be used as a vehicle for disseminating scientific knowledge. 

June 2, 2018

Family and Childrens Programs

Join us for a special screening of Backyard Wilderness, an exuberant, beautifully shot 3D IMAX film that uncovers the amazing ecosystems all around us—from the vernal ponds where tiny reptiles lay their eggs to the suburban woods where the laws of the jungle are on full display.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Lectures and Talks

Join researcher Jason Sylvan to explore the mysteries of the deep ocean floor.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Lectures and Talks

Join guides Denton Ebel and Carter Emmart for an up-close examination of our solar system’s smallest planet—Mercury. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Bring your shells, rocks, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

After Hours Programs

On the ground or into the deep—which creatures are more compelling, intriguing, and inspiring? Join comedian and journalist Faith Salie for a lively discussion about the pros and cons of sea or land fauna across a range of categories.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

SOLD OUT - Joe Rao and Ted Williams highlight the spectacular sights of the summer sky. 

Friday, June 29

After Hours Programs

Launch your weekend with drinks and dancing at the most explosive party this side of the Milky Way.