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April at the Museum

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What’s going on at the Museum this month? So glad you asked!

Want to meet a scientist and learn about their research firsthand? Chill out among jellyfish in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life? Dance the night away in the Hayden Planetarium? Just looking for a hot new brunch spot?

The Museum has you covered on all these fronts—and many, many more!—this April.

And remember—some tours, lectures, and other events are open only to Members, who also get discounts on tickets and other benefits. If you’re ready to join the club, click here to see membership options and find the level that’s right for you!


Cuban Screen Printing Drop-In

Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Create your own Cuban poster art with renowned artist Raul "Raupa" Valdes.  Learn more >


SciChat: Discovering New Worlds Near the Sun

Saturday, April 1

Come socialize, snack, and hang out with astronomer Jackie Faherty. For students 10–13 years old with your chaperones. Learn more >


Meet the Scientist: Kelly Speer

Saturday, April 1

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Invite children age 7 or older to hear about the secret lives of vampire flies! Learn more >


Frontiers Lecture: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

Monday, April 3

*Discounted for Members

Learn about the prospects and initiatives for space colonization by humans from a writer and a scientist.  Learn more >


Behind the Scenes in Entomology

Tuesday, April 4

*Members Only*

Get a rare glimpse of one of the world’s most spectacular collections of invertebrates. Learn more >



Gateway Storytime

Mondays, April 3 and 24

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Treat children 2 to 5 years of age to an enchanting story hour. Learn more >



Stress and Human Evolution

Wednesday, April 5

Enjoy cocktails and conversation as you learn how early-life stress influences biology and health over generations.

Students in Grades 9–12 are invited to explore the same topic at Teen SciCafe earlier in the day.  Learn more >



Baby Animal Encounters

Saturday, April 8

*Members Only*

Meet some of nature's cutest youngsters with TV host Jarod Miller.  Learn more >




Amazing Amazon

Sunday, April 9

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Try hands-on activities and experience dynamic performances in this family-friendly science festival.  Learn more >


Immersive Dome Experience

Monday, April 10–Friday, May 26

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Dive into the world of jellies and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals.  Learn more >


Discovery Room Holiday Hours

Monday, April 10–Tuesday, April 18

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Bring your 5-to-12-year-olds in the mornings as well as afternoons over the public school break.  Learn more >


Spring Break Camp: Science Selections

Friday–Tuesday, April 11–14

*Discounted for Members

Look at the world through the eyes of a scientist! For Grades 2 through 5. Learn more >


Science Throwdown: Sea vs. Space

Thursday, April 13

*Discounted for Members

Decide who wins this tongue-in-cheek debate between astronauts and aquanauts.  Learn more >


Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 21 - SOLD OUT

See our beautiful planet from space with Carter Emmart as your guide.  Learn more >



One Step Beyond

Friday, April 21

Enjoy drinks and dancing at this ongoing party series in the Rose Center with sets by DJ Drama.  Learn more >



Hall Tour: Gold

Saturday, April 22

*Members Only*

On this free guided tour, discover the role that gold has played in human history.  Learn more >



Pre-K Adventure in Science: A World of Music

Three Wednesdays, April 26, and May 3 and 10 - SOLD OUT

*Discounted for Members

Children ages 3 and 4 and caregivers discover the rhythms and songs of other cultures.  Learn more >


Discovery Night

Wednesday, April 26

*Members Only*

Roam the Museum after hours and encounter live butterflies, mummies, and more.  Learn more >


Sackler Brain Brunch: The Science of Sleep and Memory

Saturday, April 29 - SOLD OUT

*Discounted for Members

Find out over brunch what sleep—and a lack of it—can do to learning, memory, and behavior.  Learn more >


The Secrets to NOT Being a Broke College Student

Saturday, April 29

At this free college readiness event for high school students, learn everything you need to know to avoid living on cereal for four years! Learn more >