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Special Events

Healthy Kids Challenge Day

Saturday, September 5; 10 am to 4 pm
Kick off the school year right! Kids can celebrate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and visit stations focused on healthy eating and fun exercise. Each completed activity earns a stamp on a "passport' towards winning a prize!

Paleoecology Symposium

Thursday, September 10 to Saturday, September 12
Keeping up with the rapidly changing field of paleoecology is a challenge for professionals and students. Also challenging is integrating techniques in varied disciplines to generate a coherent picture of ancient environments and animals. This international symposium brings together a diversity of researchers to review and synthesize current techniques and methodologies in paleoecology.

Conservation Symposium: Citizen Science

Friday, September 11; 9 am to 4 pm
Citizen science harnesses the power of the crowd to drive scientific research. Examine opportunities and challenges for conservation work that come with asking for, and getting, help from enthusiastic masses.

Think & Drink with the Extinct

Wednesday, September 16; 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.

Member Behind-the-Scenes Night

Thursday, September 24; 5:30 to 8 pm
Have you ever wanted to see what artifacts and fossils are kept behind closed doors? This exclusive members only event is your chance! Engage with our expert curators, explore fascinating labs and collections, and see some of the work that is done behind-the-scenes every day.

Reel Science: The Birds

Wednesday, September 30; 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 Ornithology Dr. Andy Jones leads a post-film Q&A on Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.


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.


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