Fascinating lectures, debates, events, and programs on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting to climate change.

Upcoming Offerings

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Deep Sea Mass Meditation with the Big Quiet

July 18, 2018

Immerse yourself in a series of live performances headlined by special guest musicians. This first collaboration between the Museum and The Big Quiet features arena seating for 700 guests, a surround-sound audio system, and underwater visual projections in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

Past Offerings

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Science Throwdown: Sea vs. Land

June 19, 2018

On the ground or into the deep—which creatures are more compelling, intriguing, and inspiring? Join comedian and journalist Faith Salie for a lively discussion about the pros and cons of sea or land fauna across a range of categories.

Identification Day

Identification Day

June 16, 2018

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

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Backyard BioBlitz

June 2, 2018

Join us for a special screening of Backyard Wilderness, an exuberant, beautifully shot 3D giant-screen film that uncovers the amazing ecosystems all around us—from the vernal ponds where tiny reptiles lay their eggs to the suburban woods where the laws of nature are on full display.

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April 22, 2018

Renowned artists and scholars join Museum scientists in behind the scenes tours, vibrant performances, and critical conversations focused on sustaining the beautiful planet we call home.