Coming Soon

With new exhibits and shows opening all the time, the Museum is never the same place twice. Learn more about what's coming up in the next few months.

  • Afternoon Report: The Secrets of Smell

    Manufacturers use smell's effects to entice customers. Learn about the link between smell, memory, emotion, and other scent secrets!

  • Astronomy After Hours

    How awesome is astronomy? Participate in the Museum's free Friday night astronomy activities, including stargazing and more, and find out!

  • Member Overnight

    Gather your friends and family for an evening with the Exhibit Halls to yourselves (plus or minus a few dozen other members)!

  • National Chemistry Week Celebration

    Watch professor Bassam Shakhashiri's demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities celebrating The Sweet Side of Chemistry — Candy!

  • The Abyss: With Dr. Graham Shimmield

    Marine geochemist Dr. Graham Shimmield discusses real-life oceanic mysteries before a viewing of James Cameron's epic The Abyss.

  • Sleep, Memory, and Dreams: How Your Brain Keeps Working All Night

    Investigate the tireless work that goes into making us feel refreshed during this Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium.

  • Book Club for the Curious

    The Book Club for the Curious is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

  • Earth, Asteroids, and Beyond: A Citizen Forum for NASA's Asteroid Initiative

    Participate in a day of deliberation to offer input to the decision-makers who are shaping the future of America's space program.

  • Airplane!: With Professor R. John Hansman

    Before a viewing of the comedy classic Airplane!, R. John Hansman of MIT will highlight modern flight automation systems in commercial aircraft.

  • Maya – Hidden Worlds Revealed Field Trip Planning Workshop

    Preview the exhibition and learn about related Museum resources, including the new Tales of the Maya Skies Planetarium show.