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February 2018 Programs at the American Museum of Natural History

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From deep sea to deep space, explore the latest discoveries happening in science this month at the Museum!

How do our brains transform thoughts and experiences into memories? On Saturday, February 3, families with children ages 7 and up can join Rosemary Puckett at the Discovery Room’s Meet the Scientist program to learn about the brain’s amazing ability to process and store information.

Is there another Earth beyond our solar system? Go on a journey beyond the Milky Way with astrophysicist Elizabeth Tasker on Monday, February 5, and investigate potentially habitable exoplanets.

How do researchers study life in the deepest parts of the world’s oceans? Find out how new technologies like submersibles and sonar are helping scientists reach unexplored ecosystems at our family-friendly Milstein Science Series on Sunday, February 25. 

Join us at the Museum for these programs and more:


Member Double Discount Days

Through Wednesday, February 7

Become a Member and get 20% off purchases in Museum stores and the online shop.  Learn more >


Meet the Scientist

Saturday, February 3

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Bring children ages 7 and up to a fascinating encounter in the Discovery Room with Rosemary Puckett of the Museum's frozen-tissue lab.  Learn more >

Building Your Potential College List

Saturday, February 3


Find out how to narrow the options and ultimately select the right college at this free information session.  Learn more >


Frontiers Lecture

Monday, February 5

Join astrophysicist Elizabeth Tasker as she discusses the structures and features of exoplanets, and their potential for harboring life.  Learn more >


Gateway Storytime

Mondays, February 5, 12, and 26

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Treat children ages 2 to 5 to an enchanting story hour in the Discovery Room.  Learn more >


Trilobite Takedown

Wednesday, February 7

*Free for 21+ with ID

Join Assistant Curator Melanie Hopkins as she unlocks the early evolution of animals using trilobites as the key.  Learn more >



Walk on the Wild Side

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28

*Members Only

After a brisk morning walk through the Museum’s halls, enjoy a selection of breakfast items in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.  Learn more >


Sign Language Tour: Northwest Coast Hall

Saturday, February 10

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Experience the Museum's oldest gallery at a presentation for both deaf and hearing audiences.  Learn more >


Hackathon: Hack the Deep

Friday, February 9–Sunday, February 11

Calling hackers! Apply now to participate in our annual hackathon, this year focused on the Museum's oceanic collections and data.  Learn more >


A Night at the Museum Sleepover for Grown-ups

Friday, February 16

*Discounted for Members

Enjoy a champagne reception, after-hours access to the popular exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience and more at this sleepover for grown-ups.  Learn more >


Animal Encounter: Bugs with Louis Sorkin

Tuesday, February 20

*Members Only

Get an up-close look at insects from around the world!   Learn more >


Passport to the Universe

Tuesday, February 20

*Members Only

Join us for an exclusive members-only evening viewing of the beloved Space Show: Passport to the Universe.  Learn more >


One Step Beyond

Friday, February 23

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Enjoy drinks and dancing at this ongoing party series hosted by Sway Calloway with sets by DJ D Sharp, DJ Mind Motion, and Tap.10.  Learn more >


Milstein Science Series: Ocean Technology

Sunday, February 25

Discover how scientists are exploring the ocean in ways never before possible at this family-friendly festival.  Learn more >

Astronomy Live: Faster, Higher, Stronger

Tuesday, February 27

*Discounted for Members

Jackie Faherty and Steve Beyer search for the celestial version of Olympic champions: the greatest velocities, most distant objects, and most energetic stars in space.  Learn more >