Museum Closure

The museum is closed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

View of the museum entrance.

Museum Closed

Until Further Notice

The museum is closed temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Detail of a maquette of a steel sculpture of an iceberg, by Bill Lishman.

Accepting Nominations

Deadline: June 4

Nature Inspiration Awards: $5000 prize for individuals and organizations. About nominations.

A drop of water on a blade of grass.

Climate Change and Mammal Extinction in the Age of Humans

Free Lecture, Live, Online

Wed., Apr. 21: 7 pm—Join our paleontologists to discover the impacts of humans on climate and biodiversity. Registration.

A rusty can on the ground beside a skull, amid a variety of plants.

Symposium—The Biodiversity Crisis

Thursday, April 22

A virtual science symposium on the ongoing global biodiversity crisis. Free registration.

Adults and a child with paper and pencils at a coffee table.

Explore Nature


Discover a wide variety of fun and interesting things that you can do to enjoy nature at home—or anywhere.

A staff member with a mineral specimen in the museum lab.

Virtual School Workshops


Connect your classroom online with museum educators! Explore natural history in a fun and interactive way that is also linked to your curriculum.