Events for April 2017

Open through Monday, May 29, 2017

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Countdown to Zero, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, will focus on several global efforts that have been able to contain, or eradicate disease.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

A new must-see exhibit in the world-famous Fossil Halls. 

First Saturdays, October 2016 - May 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

November 21, 2016–August 13, 2017

Special Exhibit

Explore Cuba's extraordinary biodiversity and unique culture through our immersive exhibits. 

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Saturdays and Sundays through April 30, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health.

March 3, 2017–September 9, 2017

IMAX

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

Six Wednesdays; March 8-April 12

After Hours Programs

For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. 

Eight Thursdays; March 9 - April 27, 2017

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

SOLD OUT - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

Through January 7, 2018

Special Exhibit

Get an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies.

Seven Wednesdays; March 22-May 3, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Amaze your friends and family as you take control of the Hayden Planetarium, and lead your own tour through the cosmos, using the Museum’s cutting-edge 3D map of universe.

Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Learn about the tradition of poster art in Cuba and create a piece to take home.

April 1, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Kelly Speer discusses her research on bat flies, parasites that strictly feed on the blood of bats.

Friday, April 01–Saturday, April 02

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Monday, April 3, 2017

After Hours Programs

RESCHEDULED for Monday, April 3rd — Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix and science writer Charles Wohlforth highlight the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could become reality. 

April 3, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Eight Tuesdays–Fridays; April 4–May 26, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration. Learn how to identify the varied bird species of New York City using field marks, behavior, and song. 

Four Tuesdays, April 4–May 23, 2017

Walks and Tours

Sold Out

Sold out - Join ornithologist Paul Sweet on walks through Central Park during spring migration.

Tuesday, April 4

Members Only Programs

Sold Out

Members Only

Get a rare glimpse behind the scenes and explore one of the world’s largest and most spectacular collections of invertebrates. Take a guided tour through this massive collection with AMNH scientists to learn more about the behavior, diversity, and biology, of exotic and colorful critters from around the world.

This tour is appropriate for participants ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

After Hours Programs

Biological anthropologist Zaneta Thayer explores the biological mechanisms through which early life stress influences biology and health later on.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Spring is the season for new discovery, and the beginning of new life for creatures around the world. Meet some of nature’s wildest and cutest youngsters, and learn how they grow and learn to adapt to their unique habitats.

Sunday, April 9

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Try hands-on activities, meet scientists, and experience dynamic performances in this family-friendly science festival.

Monday, April 10- Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Dive into the world of jellies through an immersive video presentation and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

After Hours Programs

Explore the merits of sea vs. space across a range of judging categories with aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and astronauts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit. 

Five Thursdays, April 20–May 18

Courses and Workshops

Delve into the biology of stem cells, discover new research techniques, and discuss ethical concerns. Learn about current stem cell therapies, the challenges ahead, and potential future treatments.

Saturday, April 22

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Marching for Science? Start your Earth Day at the Museum at 9 am with coffee and doughnuts, or join throughout the day for Earth Day programming and to celebrate the vital role science plays in society and in our individual lives.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Join a Museum tour guide to learn more about the origin and chemical properties of this spectacular metal.  Discover the role that gold has played throughout the course of human history, and examine how and why this recourse has generally been regarded as a symbol of wealth, opulence, and prosperity, by cultures and civilizations around the world for millennia.

April 24, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers - each week highlights a topic in natural science or a cultural theme.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

After Hours Programs

Irene Pease and Brian Abbott show you what the night sky looks like from other vantage points in the cosmos.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Become an explorer and roam the Museum after hours! Visit The Butterfly Conservatory, one of the Museum’s most popular annual exhibits, and talk to experts to learn more about the diversity of these spectacular insects. Explore our newest special exhibition, Mummies! Travel from ancient Peru to Pre-dynastic Egypt to uncover hidden secrets from some of the world's oldest and most opulent tombs.  

Friday, April 28–Saturday, April 29

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Courses and Workshops

Sold Out

Sold out - Eat, drink, and learn about the enigmatic and important function of sleep. Experts in the field discuss their work on the science of sleep, and the role rest plays in learning, memory, and behavior.