Educators' Evenings are working receptions. Activities include a catered reception, an introduction to the exhibition by curators and educators, curriculum materials and demonstrations, and resources to support field trips with students.

These programs are free to educators, but they require pre-registration and complementary tickets.

Past Offerings

JOIDES

An Evening for Educators: Ocean Science and Technology

April 13, 2018

Join us for a moderated discussion, featuring scientist Yair Rosenthal and engineer Steve Midgley from the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution.  Their conversation will focus on the nexus between science and engineering — the remarkable technology of deep sea drilling, the challenges of core recovery and instrument installation, and the interaction between scientific need and engineering development.  

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Our Senses: An Immersive Experience Educators' Evening

January 12, 2018

Join us for an evening celebrating our latest temporary exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. Teachers can view the exhibition, hear from the curator, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibition with their students.

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Mummies Educators' Evening

October 6, 2017

Join us for an evening celebrating our latest temporary exhibition Mummies. Teachers can view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students.

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An Evening for Educators: Mapping Global Climate Change

May 12, 2017

Join us for a special evening for educators where Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the Museum, will provide a guided tour in the Hayden Planetarium of immersive visualizations of global change using OpenSpace, an open source software that allows for the dynamic presentation of global data from sources such as NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites.   A reception in the Cullman Hall of the Universe will follow the presentation.

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An Evening for Educators with Dr. Paul Planet: What does evolutionary biology have to offer medicine and public health?

April 6, 2017

Join us for a special evening for educators with Dr. Paul Planet, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and senior researcher at the American Museum of Natural History.  Dr. Planet will discuss examples of when evolutionary ideas have changed the way we understand medicine, disease and health.  Topics will include the spread of antibiotic resistance, the structure of outbreaks and epidemics, and the evolving microbiome.