Benefit Events

There is more to the Museum than you'll find in our halls. Join us at our next event—your participation provides valuable support to the Museum's mission and exhibits.



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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5–7:30 pm

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

The Family Party—one of the Museum's most beloved traditions and the best family party in New York City—features fascinating educational activities and spectacular entertainment for children ages 2–12. 

You’re invited to the ultimate playdate.  Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at our exhibitions and specimens, meet live animals, conduct experiments, and talk with our curators about their favorite parts of the Museum. 


All packages may be purchased online or by calling 212-769-5167. Individual tickets will be available for purchase beginning in September 2017.

For more information, please contact the Development Special Events office at 212-313-7161 or email


Click here to purchase packages online for the Family Party!


Under federal tax rules, donor-advised funds (DAFs) may not be used to purchase tickets for benefit events, nor may the purchase price be split between a donor and his or her DAF. Please contact your tax adviser or your DAF’s supporting organization for more information, including the possibility of waiving return benefits or using an alternate funding source.