All Upcoming Events

September 25, 2018

After Hours Programs

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Get closer to Mars than ever before! Join Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and Brown University’s Christopher Kremer on a tour of the red planet.

October 3, 2018

After Hours Programs

Join Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty as she shares her work on visualization and study of the universe through one of the most impressive catalogs released by the Gaia space telescope to date.

October 9, 2018

Walks and Tours

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Member Programs

Members Only

Can you picture the size of our solar system? Join a Museum tour guide and embark on a scale walk of the solar system, where Earth is the size of a peppercorn, and each step covers more than three million miles. Examine the vast range of sizes, from subatomic particles and objects on the human scale to the largest objects in the observable cosmos, to gain a better understanding of our place in the universe. 

 

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Member Programs

Members Only

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

October 18, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Cultural Programs

More than 40 ground-breaking, international, nonfiction films and media present fresh cross-cultural perspectives.

October 22, 2018

Special Events

Museum trustee E.O. Wilson leads this panel discussion on his foundation's visionary proposal for conserving our planet.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Family and Childrens Programs

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

After Hours Programs

Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty and presenter Mark Popinchalk for a virtual tour in the dome highlighting the universe's most frightening phenomena.

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.

Eight Thursdays, November 29, 2018–January 17, 2019

Courses and Workshops

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.