NMNH After Hours
Evening and Weekend Programs
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.
NMNH After Hours programs include:
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.
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.
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.
Beyond the Exhibition
This series features the content, curators, and conversations inspiring new and developing exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History.
Exploring the Arctic
These programs explore the cultures and natural history of the north.
Unique offerings that are not part of a series.
Saturday, June 22 - Solstice Saturday: Dinosaurs Imagined and Re-imagined: Walk through time with Matthew Carrano, Curator of Dinosauria, as he explores the history and special effects of dinosaurs in popular film. Whether campy or surreal, scary or comical, these specially-selected film clips reveal how movie dinosaurs have inspired audiences (including scientists) for the better part of a century.