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March 2018 Programs at the American Museum of Natural History

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This month at the Museum, take a deep dive into the world’s oceans!

On Tuesday, March 6, hear how scientists are using technology to unlock dolphin communication at this year’s James Arthur Lecture with Dr. Diana Reiss.

Then, the exciting special exhibition Unseen Oceans opens for Member previews days Monday, March 9–11. Find out how 21st-century technologies like robotics and satellite monitoring are helping scientists reach the oceans’ unseen habitats and most inhospitable areas.

Back on dry land, don't miss your last chance to experience how birds fly by seeing the giant-screen film Earthflight in 2D or 3D before it closes Thursday, March 8.

And be sure to bring the whole family to Sun-Earth Day on Saturday, March 24, for day of hands-on activities in the Cullman Hall of the Universe exploring the special relationship between the Earth and the Sun.

Join us at the Museum for these programs and more:


Ocean Luminaries

Friday, March 2


Join scientists, artists, oceanographers, and entrepreneurs for an evening of dynamic discussions and performances.  Learn more >


College Readiness Event: Full STEM Ahead

Saturday, March 3

If you’re in late middle school or early high school and thinking of a career in math, science, or engineering, come to this free information session!  Learn more >

Gateway Storytime

Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Enchant children ages 2–5 with a story hour in the Discovery Room.  Learn more >


James Arthur Lecture: The Dolphin in the Mirror

Tuesday, March 6

Cognitive psychologist Diana Reiss describes her teams' efforts to unlock dolphin communications. Learn more >



SciCafe: Primate Palate

Wednesday, March 7

Enjoy cocktails and conversation as Rutgers professor Erin Vogel shares what her research on wild orangutans tells us about humans.  Learn more >


Teen SciCafe: Primate Palate

Wednesday, March 7

Students in grades 9–12 are invited to hear Rutgers professor Erin Vogel share what her research on wild orangutans tells us about humans.  Learn more >



Closes Thursday, March 8

See what it's like to fly like a bird in this 2D or 3D giant-screen film.  Learn more >


Amazon Adventure

Opens Friday, March 9

Trace the extraordinary adventure of 19th-century naturalist Henry Walter Bates in this new 2D or 3D giant-screen film.  Learn more >


Unseen Oceans: Member Preview Days

Friday–Sunday, March 9–11

*For Members at the $115 level and above.

Be among the first to experience this new exhibition before it opens to the public on March 12.   Learn more >


Frontiers Lecture: We Have No Idea

Wednesday, March 12

*Discounted for Members

Hear PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson explore everything we don’t know about the universe.  Learn more >


One Step Beyond

Friday, March 16

Enjoy drinks and dancing at this ongoing party series with DJ sets from Felix Da Housecat and Jovonn.  Learn more >


College Readiness Event: Evaluating Financial Aid and Admissions Offers

Friday, March 16

At this free information session for 11th and 12th graders, hear tips to help weigh your college options from a financial perspective.  Learn more >



Sun-Earth Day

Saturday, March 24

*Free for Members

Meet scientists, look through telescopes, and engage in hands-on activities at this family-friendly event.  Learn more >



3D Sun-Earth Interaction

Saturday, March 24

*Free for Members

Join Carter Emmart and three NASA solar scientists for a special presentation, including a 3D film, about phenomena involving the Sun and Earth.  Learn more >


Astronomy Live: Mars in Focus

Tuesday, March 27

*Discounted for Members

View the latest high-resolution imagery on a tour of the red planet with Carter Emmart and Irene Pease.  Learn more >


Randy Cohen: Person Place Thing

Thursday, March 29

*Discounted for Members

Randy Cohen records an episode of his podcast Person Place Thing with Museum marine research scientists, Mandë Holford and Mercer R. Brugler.  Learn more >


A Night at the Museum Sleepover

Friday, April 6

*Discounted for Members

Treat children age 6 to 13 to a sleepover at the Museum!  Learn more >

Weekend Drop-in Sessions

Saturday and Sunday afternoons

*Free for Members

Talk to a scientist, handle fossils casts, and more in this hands-on space in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.  Learn more >