AMNH Presents: Evening Bat Walks in Central Park

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192

July 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

At dusk, bats leave the warm spaces under city roofs to feed on flying insects. Join Bradley Klein, Danielle Gustafson, and other members of the New York City Bat Group for a walk through Central Park. Aided by detectors that amplify the bats' otherwise inaudible high-frequency chirps, bat-watchers monitor and catalogue the species that call the city home.
Meet at the Museum entrance on 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Enrollment is limited.

AMNH Presents: Grand Illusion, Celestial Motions

August 2, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Why does the Sun appear to move across the sky, when in fact it remains stationary in our solar system? Why do the constellations appear different in the Northern versus Southern hemispheres? Rutgers astronomer Ted Williams guides you through patterns of celestial motion and explores how our location on Earth determines what we observe in the sky.

AMNH Presents: Our Cosmic Destiny

August 9, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Join Museum astrophyscists Brian Abbott and Alejandro Núñez as they guide you through the history of the universe, from its early stages just after the Big Bang, to the formation of stars, galaxies, and planets. After examining the past, peer into the future of the universe to discover what will happen to those stars and galaxies, the role black holes will play, and to explore our ultimate fate-the "Big Freeze."

AMNH Presents: Constellations of the Zodiac

August 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Museum educators Irene Pease and Lydia Maria Petrosino share
stories of ancient mythology as they guide you through the night sky to identify the constellations of the zodiac. Find the constellation representing your "sign," and learn why it may not be visible on your birthday.

AMNH Presents: Things That Go Bang in the Universe

August 23, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

The universe contains an amazing number of exotic, energetic objects that collide and explode with surprising frequency. Museum astrophysicists Jackie Faherty and Mark Popinchalk take you on a tour of the universe using explosions as a guide. From asteroids crashing into planets to supermassive black holes colliding across the cosmos, discover all things that go bang in the night.

AMNH Presents: Countdown to Totality

August 30, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

August 21, 2017, will bring the first complete solar eclipse for the lower 48 states since 1979. The track of the eclipse will cut coast to coast across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Museum educator Joe Rao gives you all the details needed for observing this event and shares a "sneak preview" of what it will look like using the Hayden Planetarium's Zeiss IX Star Projector.


American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192 Phone: 212-769-5100 LEFRAK THEATRE Daily, Every half hour from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

September 2, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Directed by award-winning filmmaker David Lickley, Wonders of the Arctic takes audiences on a journey across one of the most beautiful and frigid places on earth, exploring how humans and animals have adapted and flourished for thousands of years in the vast ice wilderness of the Arctic.