All Upcoming Events

Monday, January 22, 2018

Special Events

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Postponed to January 22 Spend an evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson as he reviews headline stories in the Universe, drawn from breaking news in 2017.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Explore our newest special exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Exhibition, to better understand how we use sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste to understand the world around us.

Six Thursdays, January 25–March 1

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

After Hours Programs

Join Emily Rice and Mark Popinchalk on a journey through the solar system, featuring information and images gathered through recent NASA missions.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

After Hours Programs

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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

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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

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

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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

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 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. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Special Events

Dive into the latest ocean research, technology, and conservation efforts in an evening of lively talks with the brightest minds in marine exploration, art, and science.

Six Wednesdays, March 7–April 11, 2018

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. 

Eight Thursdays, March 8–April 26, 2018

Courses and Workshops

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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.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Lectures and Talks

Join PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson as they explore everything we don’t know about the universe with popular infographics, cartoons, and entertaining and lucid explanations of science.

March 12, 2018, through January 6, 2019

Special Exhibit

Embark on a journey that takes you from the oceans’ sunlit surface to inky depths to discover the latest ocean science and meet the researchers and technologies powering exploration today.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Events

Join us in the lab for an evening exploring the biology behind our senses. Participate in activities, challenges, and experiments led by neuroscience researchers and educators.

Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, 2018

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Visitors of all ages can drop into the Sackler Educational Lab to celebrate the wonders of the human brain and learn how this great organ processes the world around us.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, and the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites on a journey from the depths of the ocean to outer space to examine some of the biggest, smallest, oldest, and rarest objects. 

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. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

After Hours Programs

Join Carter Emmart and Irene Pease on a tour of the Mars and examine multiple iconic locations in exquisite detail.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lectures and Talks

Randy Cohen records an episode of his popular podcast Person, Place, Thing with two Museum scientists who conduct cutting-edge marine research.