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November 2018 Programs at the American Museum of Natural History

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With cooler weather upon us—and the holidays fast approaching—November is a perfect time to take a breath and come to the Museum for relaxed, indoor outings with the whole family!

This Saturday, enjoy a full-day festival celebrating Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), with Oaxacan food, Mexican music, hands-on workshops, and altars dedicated to extinct animal species.

On Sunday, November 11, learn the art of paper folding from members of OrigamiUSA at fun folding sessions for every skill level.

And during the Museum’s Weekend to reMember—from Friday, November 16, through Sunday, November 18—Members can enjoy exclusive tours and access to exhibitions, children’s drop-in activities, free tickets to giant-screen movies and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and more!

See below for more about these and other programs this month at the Museum.



Take Flight: An Evening Bat Encounter

Friday, November 2

*For Members 

See bats from around the world and enjoy a cocktail with Museum scientists and bat expert Joseph D’Angeli.  Learn more >



Animal Encounter: Bats 

Saturday, November 3

*For Members 


Get an up close and personal introduction to bats from around the world! Learn more >



Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Saturday, November 3

*Free for Members and with Museum admission

Enjoy this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animals, Mexican music, a marketplace and more. Learn more >



Scott Kelly: Infinite Wonder

Monday, November 5

*Discounted for Members 

Astronaut Scott Kelly will present a special showcase of his latest book, Infinite WonderLearn more >



SciCafe: Engineering Technologies Inspired by Nature

Wednesday, November 7

*Free with RSVP

Learn about today's most intriguing new materials invented by mechanical engineer Tak-Sing WongLearn more >



Origami Folding Fun Sessions

Sunday, November 11

*Discounted for Members 

Learn the art of paper folding from Members of OrigamiUSA! Learn more >



Seismic Robots: Through the Oceans to the Mantle

Tuesday, November 13

*Free for Members 

Geophysicist Frederik J. Simmons discusses how autonomous floating robots are being used to record seismic activity deep below the surface. Learn more >



Represent: A New Lens on Museum Exhibits

Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15

Join Bradley Pecore on hall tours that explore the historical context of cultural exhibits. Learn more >



Museum Gala

Thursday, November 15

A spectacular black-tie benefit featuring a special performance by Sara Bareilles. Learn more >




A Weekend to reMember

Friday–Sunday, November 16–18

*For Members 

To thank you for all you do to ensure we remain one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions we offer this weekend celebration. Learn more >



InSight Lands on Mars

Monday, November 26

*Free for Members 

Join Carter Emmart for a live simulation of the landing of the InSight mission. Learn more >



Astronomy Live: The Perfect Planet

Tuesday, November 27

*Discounted for Members 

Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty joins with Broken Earth trilogy author N.K. Jemisin to examine what makes our planet unique. Learn more >



BioDiscoveries: Meet the Mammals

Tuesdays, November 27, December 4 and 11

*Discounted for Members 

Treat children ages 3 and 4 to a global "safari" to observe the diversity of mammals all over the world. Learn more >




New Science, New Solutions: The Biology of Bias and the Future of our Species

Can science help us eliminate bigotry and favoritism in contemporary social systems? Learn more>

Meet the Scientist: Alejandro Nuñez

Saturday, December 1

*For Members 

Children age 7 and up are invited to hear astronomer Alejandro Nuñez explain why the Sun's atmosphere behaves the way it does. Learn more >



Member Double Discount Days

Sunday November 11–Sunday November 18

Sunday December 1–Saturday December 8

*For Members 

Get ahead on your holiday shopping by saving 20 percent on purchases in Museum stores and the online shop. Learn more >



Gift Memberships

Now through December 11

Indulge your loved one's curiosity all year long by purchasing a gift membership. Learn more>