Today at the Museum

February 19

Student Programs

Registration Closed

Experience the splendor of live butterflies in the Museum's indoor tropical rainforest. Interact with these fascinating insects up close to explore how they eat, grow, and trick hungry predators.

June 25, 2011 - December 7, 2014

Special Exhibit

This exhibition features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

SOLD OUT - Joe Rao and Ted Williams highlight the spectacular sights of the summer sky. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join an expert guide in The Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, and The Felix M. Warburg Hall of New York State Environment to examine some of the Museum’s iconic dioramas. Learn more about conflict and competition in the natural world to gain a deeper understanding of the complex relationships between predators and their prey.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Enjoy a Members-only sunset sail aboard the Clearwater, a wooden sloop modeled after 18th-century Dutch cargo ships. The crew will lead Members through activities like sailing and net-fishing and discuss topics including the history of the sloop and the ecology of the Hudson River. 


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Pack your collecting bag, old sneakers, and lunch, and travel back in time with Museum fossil expert Paul Nascimbene for an expedition to Big Brook in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Uncover the hidden secrets of the Late Cretaceous, learn how Museum scientists identify and excavate fossils, and start your very own collection! 


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