Events for January 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.

September 15, 2017–March 8, 2018

IMAX

See what it's like to fly like a bird!

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.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

After Hours Programs

Gastroenterologist Ari Grinspan talks about how to maintain gut health and the exciting future of fecal transplants.

Eight Wednesdays: January 10 - February 28, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Heed the call of the wild and join an intrepid band of walkers for a fitness experience like no other. After a brisk morning walk through the Museum’s halls, enjoy a selection of breakfast items in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Members Only Programs

Sold Out

Members Only

Join us for a members-only evening lecture on the science that informs the Museum’s new special exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. Learn from the exhibit’s curator, Dr. Rob DeSalle, how the human brain has evolved extraordinary abilities to gather and process sensory data. The evening will conclude with an opportunity to view the exhibition with new insights fresh in your mind.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide to explore the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the Felix M. Warburg Hall of New York State Environment, and the Hall of Vertebrate Origins. Examine some of the world’s oldest living fossils to gain a better understanding of the origins and evolution of life on Earth.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Special Events

Sold Out

Postponed to January 22 Spend an evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson as he reviews headline stories in the Universe, drawn from breaking news in 2017.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Become an explorer and roam the Museum after hours! Visit our newest special exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience, to better understand how we use sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste to understand the world around us. Explore The Butterfly Conservatory, one of the Museum’s most popular annual exhibits, and talk to experts to learn more about the diversity of these spectacular insects.

Six Thursdays, January 25–March 1

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

After Hours Programs

Join Emily Rice and Mark Popinchalk on a journey through the solar system, featuring information and images gathered through recent NASA missions.