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September at the Museum

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Summer may be winding down, but our fall season is just around the corner!

Like to bird watch? We’ve got you covered, whether it’s on early-morning bird walks in Central Park or in our LeFrak Theater, where you can catch Earthflight, a spectacular new giant-screen film about bird migrations.

Curious about curiosity? Astrophysicist Mario Livio joins us in September to talk about what makes us a particularly inquisitive species.

And if T. rex makes your heart sing, you’ll want to join us for Rhoda and The Fossil Hunt, a site-specific opera for families that premieres in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs in just a few weeks.

Join us for these programs and more at the Museum in September.


Bird Walks in Central Park

Tuesdays–Fridays, September–October

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with Museum ornithologists Paul Sweet and Joseph DiCostanzo.  Learn more >



Discovery Room Hours

Tuesday, September 5–Friday, June 30, 2018

School's back! Our hands-on space for children ages 5 to 12 returns to school-year hours.  Learn more >



Autism Spectrum Tour: Discovery Squad

Saturday, September 9

40-minute tours designed for children ages 5 to 14 with autism spectrum disorders.  Learn more >



Stem Cell Drop-ins in the Sackler Educational Lab

Saturday and Sunday afternoons, September 9–24

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Talk to stem cell biologists about the latest research, see amazing specimens, and more.  Learn more >



Earthflight in 2D and 3D

Opens Friday, September 15

Narrated by actress Cate BlanchettEarthflight takes the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds.  Learn more >



North Central Park with Sidney Horenstein

Saturday, September 16

*Members Only

Take a walking tour with geologist Sidney Horenstein and learn about the park’s history while enjoying fall foliage.  Learn more >



Why? What Makes Us Curious with Mario Livio

Wednesday, August 9

Hear astrophysicist and bestselling author Mario Livio discuss the origins and mechanisms of human curiosity.  Learn more >



Gateway Storytime

Mondays, September 18 and 25

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


Estate Planning Seminar

Monday, September 18

*Members Only

Gain insights from attorney Sanford Schlesinger to help you better plan for the future.  Learn more >



Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt

Performances begin Saturday, September 23

*Free for Members

A site-specific opera for families about the granddaughter of Museum artist Charles R. Knight.  Learn more >



Hall Tour: Tyrannosaurus rex

Saturday, September 23

*Members Only


Explore the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs with a Museum guide and learn the history of its most famous denizen.  Learn more >



The Grand Tour

Tuesday, September 26

Travel from Earth to the most distant objects in the universe with Brian Abbott and Mark Popinchalk.  Learn more >