Events for October 2017

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

Through January 7, 2018

Special Exhibit

Get an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies.

June 24, 2017 - June 16, 2019

Special Exhibit

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

Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, September 5 - October 27, 2017

Walks and Tours

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo.

Two sessions of four Tuesdays, September 5, 2017 - October 24, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their home.

Eight Wednesdays; September 13 - November 1, 2017

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

September 15, 2017–March 8, 2018

IMAX

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

See Performance Schedule

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join Rhoda as she hunts for missing fossils throughout the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs in an opera by composer John Musto based on Charles R. Knight.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

After Hours Programs

Conservation scientist Rae Wynn-Grant offers insights into black bear behavior and ecology and shares tips on what humans can do to improve relations with our ursine neighbors.

October 7, 2017–May 28, 2018

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lectures and Talks

Sold Out

Sold out - In conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronaut Scott Kelly offers a glimpse of life in a uniquely unwelcoming environment—the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight. 

Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

After Hours Programs

The 2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival (October 19 - 22) celebrates the groundbreaking spirit of legendary Museum anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath you 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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Members Only Programs

Sold Out

Join us for a Members-only walking tour of Roosevelt Island with renowned geologist, Sidney Horenstein. Take in the breathtaking sights of Four Freedoms Park and learn about the history and geology of Roosevelt Island. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Special Events

Meet scientists who are developing new methods of exploring data to investigate the natural world, from earthquakes to solar flares to phenomena far outside our home galaxy. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

On the weekend before Halloween, take in the splendor of the Gothic-style tombs at Green-Wood Cemetery and experience the exciting colors and sounds of the fall migration with Paul Sweet, Collections Manager of the Museum’s Ornithology Department. Green-Wood Cemetery hosts a colony of Monk Parakeets, and is also an ideal place to observe migrating birds, particularly raptors. 

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

This Halloween, trick-or-treat in the Museum's iconic halls!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Members Only Programs

Sold Out

Join a Museum tour guide on an expedition through the world’s largest and most diverse collection of vertebrate fossils to learn more about famous Museum explorers. Gain a deeper understanding of how fossils are found, excavated, and analyzed by scientists to uncover new and exciting discoveries. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

After Hours Programs

On this Halloween night, join Jackie Faherty and Lydia Maria Petrosino for an evening of spooky stories of the cosmos as we navigate the constellations and explain the most frightful and petrifying objects in the sky.