Events for November 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 Wednesdays; September 13 - November 1, 2017

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

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!

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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

After Hours Programs

Astrophysicist Lisa Kaltenegger explores how we can use our own planet and its wide range of species as a Rosetta Stone to detect signs of life on exoplanets. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Members Only Programs

Sold Out

Members Only

Join us for an exclusive members-only Evening Bat Encounter with Rob Mies, Executive Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation. 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.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Young astronomers and their families are invited to an evening in the Planetarium with “The Star Guy.” Wilfred Buck, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, shares legends and stories illustrating how indigenous people from the First Nations have connected to the sky for thousands of years.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Get an up-close and personal introduction to bats from around the world! Conservation biologist and bat expert Rob Mies will host this unforgettable presentation with many species of bats, including one of the largest species in the world, the Malayan flying fox.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Through December 8, 2017

Courses and Workshops

In this five-part online course you will explore the history and basic biology of stem cells, learn about new research techniques, and find out how stem cells could lead to cures for diseases and to individualized medicine.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

After Hours Programs

Leading seismologist John Vidale explains how new technologies may allow scientists to detect quakes minutes before the strongest shaking hits.

Friday, November 10–Saturday, November 11

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide in the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth and the Spitzer 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. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cultural Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Come to the Museum to celebrate origami and learn the art of paper folding. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

After Hours Programs

Inspired by the bestselling book and classic film Powers of Ten, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf leads an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest.

Friday, November 17, 2017-Sunday, November 19, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

See Our Senses: An Immersive Experience before it opens to the public. A weekend of exclusive Member Preview Days begins on Friday, November 17, for Members at the $115 level and above.

 

Friday, November 17–Saturday, November 18

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Through January 7, 2018

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

An annual tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Special Events

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft, composer Gerald Cohen brings us Voyagers, a new musical piece for clarinet and string quartet.