All Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

After Hours Programs

Conservation scientist Rae Wynn-Grant offers insights into black bear behavior and ecology and shares tips on what humans can do to improve relations with our ursine neighbors.

October 7, 2017–May 28, 2018

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lectures and Talks

Sold Out

Sold out - In conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronaut Scott Kelly offers a glimpse of life in a uniquely unwelcoming environment—the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join us for a Members-only walking tour of Roosevelt Island with renowned geologist, Sidney Horenstein. Take in the breathtaking sights of Four Freedoms Park and learn about the history and geology of Roosevelt Island. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

On the weekend before Halloween, take in the splendor of the Gothic-style tombs at Green-Wood Cemetery and experience the exciting colors and sounds of the fall migration with Paul Sweet, Collections Manager of the Museum’s Ornithology Department. Green-Wood Cemetery hosts a colony of Monk Parakeets, and is also an ideal place to observe migrating birds, particularly raptors. 

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide on an expedition through the world’s largest and most diverse collection of vertebrate fossils to learn more about famous Museum explorers. Gain a deeper understanding of how fossils are found, excavated, and analyzed by scientists to uncover new and exciting discoveries. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

After Hours Programs

On this Halloween night, join Jackie Faherty and Lydia Maria Petrosino for an evening of spooky stories of the cosmos as we navigate the constellations and explain the most frightful and petrifying objects in the sky.

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

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

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.

 

November 6, 2017 - 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 11, 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.

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.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide to learn how the Museum acquired some of its rarest and most beloved treasures. Travel back in time and across the globe with some of your favorite explorers to gain a deeper understanding of the Museum’s rich and storied history.

 

December 5, 2017

Special Events

Join master illusionist Apollo Robbins and neuroscientist Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde as we explore the limits of our own visual perception and learn the scientific secrets behind some of magic’s greatest tricks.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

After Hours Programs

Earth is losing biological diversity at an unprecedented rate. Curator Joel Cracraft presents the evidence, drawing from his experiences in Earth’s tropical forests, and outlines the difficult challenges ahead.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Cephalopods like octopuses and squids have fascinated humans for millennia. Learn more about these marine marvels through performances, presentations, and live animal encounters at this family-friendly festival.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Lectures and Talks

From gravitational raditation to X-ray binary star systems, Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius use creative thought experiments to explain the fantastical properties of black holes, and how the same qualities that capture the public imagination inform today’s research.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

After Hours Programs

Prepare for your next journey around the Sun. Join Ted Williams and Irene Pease as they share the highlights of 2018, including celestial sights and constellations from January to December.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join us for the Museum’s 2017 Kwanzaa event with a live musical performance, an overview of the Kwanzaa principles, and marketplace that showcases local artisans from the African-American community.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Special Events

Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home.