The BridgeUP:STEM Hackathon builds a bridge between world-class specialists in their scientific or research fields and commercial professionals who work daily with cutting edge technologies. This unique collaborative environment creates opportunities to cross-pollinate expertise and inspire innovations that would otherwise never occur. The BridgeUP Hackathon is unique in that it creates an experimental laboratory to explore the future of computation and science and to attempt to build initial prototypes of applications, completely in alignment with the mission of the museum. In addition, the hackathon is a conduit of citizen science where public participants create real tools or otherwise build actual solutions to problems in scientific education, communication, and research at the Museum.

Join the Hackathon’s technologist mailing list today to stay in the loop about future hackathons by dropping us a line at bridgeuphackathon@amnh.org with the subject "Hackathon." Space is limited, and the Hackathon event often fills up before it is announced to the general public, so join our mailing list as soon as possible. If you have registered for a previous BridgeUP:STEM Hackathon, don't worry, you're already on the mailing list.

Past Events

Sunday February 11, 2018

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Discover innovative solutions to challenges in scientific computing at our fourth annual hackathon “demo day.” 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join us for a weekend of activities, and demonstrations highlighting the role of computer science in visualizinng, and understanding science.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Find out what happens when computer science meets astrophysics at Hack the Universe. 

Past Offerings

Hackathon: Hack the Deep

Hackathon: Hack the Deep

February 11, 2018

Discover innovative solutions to challenges in scientific computing at our fourth annual hackathon “demo day.”

Hack the Deep

Hack the Deep

February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The fourth annual hackathon ‘Hack the Deep’ took place February 9-11, 2018. Developers, high school students, and teachers worked over a 24-hour period to build solutions to nine challenges posed by the museum scientist and researchers.

Hack the Stacks

Hack the Stacks

November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016

The third annual BridgeUP: STEM hackathon at the Museum, where New York City technologists and museum researchers explored new computational ways to process, visualize, and analyze datasets from the museum’s Research Library.

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This program is generously funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust for the American Museum of Natural History’s BridgeUP: STEM initiative.