Join us each month for our members exclusive series of engaging lectures, demonstrations, and discussions with Institute staff and industry experts.

The 2nd Thursday evening of each month will feature programming geared towards adults.

The 2nd Saturday morning of each month will feature large group programming geared towards children and families. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in the chat box.

Each presentation will be streamed via Zoom and will include the opportunity to ask questions in a chat box. Programs will last approximately 30 minutes each.

Monthly Topics

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 7:30pm - Behind the Scenes of Life on Earth  with the Exhibits Team
Join Michael Narlock, the Institute’s Head of Astronomy and Exhibits, and Institute Exhibits team member, Karl Mayry, as they walk viewers through our latest, permanent exhibition, Life on Earth. Explore a few of their favorite artifacts on display and learn about what went into the making of this new and exciting exhibit - straight from the experts!

Saturday, December 12, 2020: 9:00am – Bugs Galore! with Museum Educator, Janet Beylin
Meet beetles, roaches, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, and more as Janet gives families a behind-the-scenes look into the Institute’s live bug collection! We can’t wait to hear from you which one is your favorite.

Thursday, January 14, 2021: 7:30pm - Philippines Collection
Explore the fascinating people and events behind the Institute's Philippine Islands collections. Join Curator of Collections Cameron Wood as we view the tangled history of the United States and the Philippines through our sample of artifacts.

Saturday, January 16, 2021 – 9:00am - Who Digs Dinosaurs?
Everyone loves T. rex! Tim Urban, Institute Volunteer and Jurassic Zealot will talk about his top 5 favorite dinosaurs and share many specimens to encourage even the youngest paleontologist. Get ready to share your favorite, too!

Links to the live session will be sent to those who register.