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

Upcoming Offerings

Trex in Red Shadow

Dinos After Dark

February 1, 2018

Go back in time for a prehistoric party amongst the Museum’s celebrated dinosaur halls.

Last year's Hack the Stacks Winners

Hackathon: Hack the Deep

February 11, 2018

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

Cartoon illustration of Sun orbiting the Earth

Sun-Earth Day

March 24, 2018

Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home. 

Past Offerings

optical illusion graphic

The Neuroscience of Illusion

December 5, 2017

Sold out - Join master illusionist Apollo Robbins and neuroscientist Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde as we explore the limits of our own visual perception and learn the scientific secrets behind some of magic’s greatest tricks.

Young girl in a school uniform standing in an empty Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt

September 23, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Join Rhoda as she hunts for missing fossils throughout the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs in an opera by composer John Musto based on Charles R. Knight.

Voyager spacecraft in space

Special Screening: The Farthest—Voyager in Space

August 9, 2017

Sold out - Join us for a screening of PBS’s upcoming special The FarthestVoyager in Space. A conversation with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco and Neil deGrasse Tyson follows.