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Special Events


Saturday, October 10; 7 to 11 pm
Join the Women's Committee to celebrate a bold and innovative transformation! Spend an entertaining evening learning about the ambitious vision that will reinvent the institution and launch it into its next 100 years.

Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture

Thursday, October 15; 8 pm
Dr. Frank Summers of Space Telescope Science Institute will present "25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope." Frontiers of Astronomy is a free lecture series that offers an opportunity to learn about the latest research in the field. No tickets or reservations are required.


Friday, October 16; Appetizers/cash bar 5:30 pm; Presentations 7 pm
As road crews cut through the black shale in 1965 to create I-71, little did they know that species unknown to science, and species previously only known from fragmentary remains, would be unearthed. Hear about this remarkable time of discovery for Northeast Ohio and the world. Free and open to public.


Saturday, October 17; 10 am to 4 pm
This special family day celebrates the fields of Earth science and archaeology. Bring in a fossil, rock, mineral or artifact for identification, try primitive technologies, meet curators, guest scientists and representatives from regional organizations, and enjoy demonstrations throughout the day.

Think & Drink with the Extinct

Wednesday, October 21; 5 to 9 pm
Raise a glass and increase your knowledge of the natural world at one of the brainiest happy hours in Cleveland! Third Wednesday #ThinkandDrink is back for another season. Each month highlights a different field of research or area of the Museum, paired with unique experiences and interactive demonstrations.

Explorer Series Lecture

Friday, October 23; 7 pm
Dr. Thorne Lay, Professor in Department of Earth & Marine Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz, presents "A Surge of Giant Earthquakes Around the World—What we are Learning from Them." Sponsored by Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the National Science Foundation.


Saturday, October 24; 10 am to 3 pm
Hoot like an owl, howl like a coyote and hoof it down to the Museum for an early Halloween treat! Come in costume and learn about the serious business of animal enrichment. Enjoy games, crafts and special animal demonstrations—all in a not-so-spooky setting! Kids under 12 in costume admitted free.


Saturday, October 31; 8 pm to midnight
Get ready for one of Cleveland's best Halloween parties! Dance the night away and enjoy the Museum after dark. Participate in our cut-throat costume contest for a chance to win a great cash prize! Admission includes one drink ticket and light appetizers. Fully stocked cash bar. 21+

Reel Science: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Wednesday, December 2; 7 pm
What happens when movie magic is made at the expense of scientific fact? Reel Science, a series in partnership with Cleveland Cinemas, tackles natural science on the silver screen. Curator of Archaeology Dr. Brian Redmond leads a post-film Q&A on Steven Spielberg's "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

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