Events for November 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.

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.

Saturdays and Sundays

Courses and Workshops

Free With Museum Admission

Join us in the Sackler Educational Laboratory to meet scientists and discover cutting-edge research in human evolution.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Member Programs

Members Only

Join us for an exclusive members-only Evening Bat Encounter with Joseph D’Angeli, director of the Wildlife Conservation and Education Center. Learn more about the vital roles these creatures play as pollinators of some of our favorite plants, including the Agave tequilana. See bats from around the world, and enjoy a cocktail with renowned Museum scientists!

 

Program is appropriate for guests ages 21 + with ID.

November 3, 2018

Cultural Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Celebrate Día de Muertos in this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animal species.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Member Programs

Members Only

Get an up-close and personal introduction to bats from around the world! Bat expert Joseph D'Angeli will host this unforgettable presentation with many species of bats, including one of the largest species in the world, the Malayan flying fox.

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

After Hours Programs

Learn about the wide range of possible applications for some of today’s most intriguing and potentially useful new materials invented by mechanical engineer Tak-Sing Wong.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Member Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide in the Hall of Human Origins to examine how humans fit into the remarkable biodiversity of life on Earth. Take a closer look at some of our closest and most distant relatives to better understand our place within the tree of life.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lectures and Talks

Geophysicist Frederik J. Simons discusses the challenging places his scientific journeys have taken him and how autonomous floating robots are being used to record seismic activity deep below the surface.

Monday, November 26

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join us for a live simulation of the landing of the InSight Mission due to reach its target on Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Monday, November 26.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

After Hours Programs

Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty joins forces with Broken Earth series author N.K. Jemisin to examine what makes our planet unique compared to others.