Events for February 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.

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. 

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.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Go back in time for a prehistoric party amongst the Museum’s celebrated dinosaur halls.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Lectures and Talks

Join astrophysicist Elizabeth Tasker as she discusses the structures and features of exoplanets, and their potential for harboring life.

Six Tuesdays, February 6–March 13, 2018

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.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

After Hours Programs

Join Assistant Curator Melanie Hopkins as she unlocks the early evolution of animals using trilobites as the key.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Family and Childrens Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Learn how to identify celestial objects in the night sky and see what you can find hiding in plain sight.

Sunday February 11, 2018

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Discover innovative solutions to challenges in scientific computing at our fourth annual hackathon “demo day.” 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Special Events

Sold Out

Sold out - Each year, the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate brings the finest minds in the world to the Museum to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Special Events

Sold Out

Sold out - Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for an exclusive members-only Animal Encounter with Louis Sorkin, Senior Specialist in the Museum’s Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Get an up-close and personal introduction to some of your favorite insects and bugs from around the world to learn more about the evolution and diversity of life on earth.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Updated with the latest scientific data and narrated by Tom Hanks! Join us for an exclusive members-only evening viewing of the beloved space show: Passport to the Universe. Traverse billions of light years, from our home planet to deep space, far beyond the Milky Way. Fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and view stunning cosmic destinations like they have never been seen before. 

February 23, 2018 - February 24, 2018

After Hours Programs

One Step Beyond celebrates California’s Bay Area hip-hop culture with DJ D Sharp, DJ Mind Motion, and TAP. 10, hosted by bay area native Sway Calloway.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Underwater technology allows us to explore the ocean beyond our wildest imagination. Learn more about the explorers and equipment that make these investigations possible.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

After Hours Programs

Follow Steve Beyer and Jackie Faherty in search of the greatest velocities, most distant objects, and most energetic stars.