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July at the Museum

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It's 90 degrees out—but we have you covered here in the great indoors.

Drop-in sessions every weekend in the Sackler Educational Lab? Check. Summer hours in the Discovery Room? Yep. A view of the summer night sky from the comfort of the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater? We've got that, too.

Check out what's on at the Museum in July.


Discovery Room Summer Hours

Saturday, July 1–Monday, September 4

This hands-on space for children ages 5–12 is now open mornings and afternoons, every day of the week. Learn more >


Weekend Drop-in Sessions in the Sackler Educational Lab

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Saturday and Sunday afternoons

Talk to a scientist, learn the latest in evolution, handle fossils, casts and more. Learn more >


You Ask, Astronomers Answer

Tuesday, July 11

Astronomer Jackie Faherty and educator Brian Levine address your biggest questions about the cosmos. Learn more >


Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights

Tuesday, July 11–Friday, August 1

Check out this special series of Astronomy Live programs.            Learn more >

A Night at the Museum Sleepover

Friday, July 14

Treat children age 6–13 to the best camping experience ever.             Learn more >


Fun with Fossils

Saturday, July 15

*Members Only


Join fossil expert Paul Nascimbene on an expedition to excavate fossils from the Late Cretaceous in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Learn more >


Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Monday, June 5

Fly over Mars, moon-hop the satellites of Jupiter, and ski the pink slopes of Pluto with Olivia Koski and Jana GrcevichLearn more >


Summer Star Sail

Friday, July 21

*Members Only


Set sail at sunset on the Hudson River with astrophysicist Charles Liu.   Learn more >


Hall Tour: Big Things

Saturday, July 22

*Members Only


Take a closer look at some of the Museum’s largest and most iconic treasures. Learn more >


Stars of Summer

Tuesday, July 25

Joe Rao highlights the wonders of the night sky in summer. Learn more >


Last Chance for !Cuba!

Closes Sunday, August 14

Explore the island nation's culture, people, history, and extraordinary biodiversity. Learn more >