Thursday, September 30, 2021

Check Out October Online Programs from the American Museum of Natural History

Join us for the return of Frontiers Lectures, Astronomy Online, and more. View in browser





White-Tailed Deer diorama


October Online Programs from the Museum

Four of our most popular programs return online this October, with fascinating topics from how humans relate to climate change to a family-friendly journey with wild horses. Join us online from anywhere, to learn and discover with Museum staff and curators.




Three boats being paddled down a river in Madagascar are silhouetted against the sunset.

SciCafe: Humans and Climate Change

Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 pm ET

How can we better understand the relationship between humans and their environment in a time of rapid climate change? Join archaeologist Kristina Douglass as she presents her research on human culture, subsistence strategies, and mobility in the face of climate change. Learn about the dynamic relationship between human communities and their environment over time, and a picture for the path human culture might take in the future.





Evergreen tree and deciduous trees with leaves that are changing colors surround a rocky stream.

Astronomy Online: Reason for the Seasons

Friday, October 8, 1:00 pm ET

Blast off into outer space with Museum astrophysicists Jackie Faherty and Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi to discover why Earth’s tilt is the reason for our seasons, what seasons on our neighboring planets are like, and why. Science teacher and Museum MAT alum Deion Desir pilots our journey in OpenSpace, taking viewers above Earth’s atmosphere and across our solar system.





Five wild horses trot through a field.

Scientist Is In: Wild Horses!

Saturday, October 16, 10:00 am ET

Join Museum Senior Curator Ross MacPhee and author Manda Kailmian to explore the world of North American wild horses. From the evolution of the modern horse (Equus caballus) to the ways in which this species has become a companion and partner throughout the ages, this family-friendly program sheds light on the hurdles surrounding rewilding horses and includes a special preview of Cello Comes Home, a children's book dedicated to the history and future of this species in North America.





Swirling clouds and continents are visible in this view of Earth from space.

Frontiers Lecture: Earth the Transiting Exoplanet

Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 pm ET

What stars have the perfect stadium seating vantage point in the galaxy to find and study Earth? Join Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty and learn what stars are aligned to detect Earth transiting our Sun. Science teacher and MAT alum Deion Desir pilots this immersive trip through space and time in OpenSpace, for a new and dynamic view of our solar neighborhood. Free for Members!





Members enjoying an after hours visit.

Exclusive Off-Hours Access for Members

Join now and have the halls, Museum icons, and special exhibitions nearly to yourself during monthly morning and evening hours just for Members. Evening hours will provide access to almost all of the Museum, while morning hours—for the Adventurer level and up—will focus on one gallery each time.