NMNH After Hours
Programs for Adults
Evening and Weekend Programs
The National Museum of Natural History remains temporarily closed. Please consult our calendar of events, museum websites, and si.edu for the latest updates. We appreciate your understanding.
Have fun, meet others, and explore the issues of our time through our science and cultural programming offered on evenings and weekends. Our After Hours events give you access to scientists, filmmakers, authors, and innovators seeking to better understand the natural world and our place in it. After Hours events are designed for adults, but all are welcome.
NMNH After Hours programs include:
November 19, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. ET – Defrosting Neanderthals
Rebecca Wragg Sykes is an archaeologist, writer, and creative professional. She has been fascinated with the past since childhood, and was especially drawn to the ancient world of the Palaeolithic. Her doctoral thesis was the first synthesis of evidence for late Neanderthals in Britain.
Her recently published first book is Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death, and Art. Join us as Sykes shares her work about how 21st century archaeology has led to a reimagining of Neanderthals and the worlds they lived in.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. Register Now
This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topics series.
Beyond the Exhibition
This series features the content, curators, and conversations inspiring new and developing exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History.
AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A Three-Part Series for World AIDS Day 2020
December 1-3, 2020
Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been an opportunity to remember those lost and support those affected, while uniting in the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Join us for World AIDS Day this year for a three-part series that honors those who have made a difference: healthcare workers who comforted those with AIDS, activists who fought and still fight for better policies and treatments, and scientists who have worked for decades to save lives.
These programs will be presented as Zoom video webinars. A link will be emailed to all registrants. We are hosting them in conjunction with the exhibition, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World.
Visit the Outbreak Video Webinars page to get details and register for these programs.
Natural History on the Big Screen
This film series presents a curated selection of natural history-related films, followed by discussions with filmmakers and related experts.
An Evening With
This signature series features cutting-edge thought leaders in conversation with paleontologist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Kirk Johnson.
Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans
This discussion series explores human impact on the environment, featuring scholars, artists, and others in an intimate conversational setting.
Exploring the Arctic
These programs explore the cultures and natural history of the north.