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Special Events

Gender Bias in Science and Medicine Panel Discussion

Monday, February 8; 5:30-8:30pm
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth, Biomotiv and the Museum have brought leaders together to discuss ways to enhance collaboration among women in science and healthcare. Executive Director & CEO Dr. Evalyn Gates will be among the talented panelists at this forum in CWRU's Tinkham Veale Center.

Think & Drink with the Extinct: Pick Your Poison

Wednesday, February 17; 5-9pm
Raise a glass and increase your knowledge of the natural world at one of the brainiest happy hours in Cleveland! Each third Wednesday #ThinkandDrink highlights a different field of research or area of the Museum, paired with unique experiences and interactive demonstrations.

Explorer Series Lecture

Friday, February 19; 7pm
Streams and rivers provide drinking water, fisheries, recreational opportunities and many more important societal benefits, yet they are the most severely degraded ecosystems on Earth. Dr. Margaret Palmer, Director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at University of Maryland presents "Restoring America’s Streams and Rivers: A Promise or Reality?"



Friday, February 26; 5-8pm
Members get a first look at The Power of Poison, a killer exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History. Explore the paradoxical role of poison in nature, human health, history, literature and myth. Take an immersive trip across different lands and times to explore the many roles that toxins have.

Reel Science: Balto

Saturday, February 27; 10am; Capitol Theatre
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. Museum Educator and Balto expert Lee Gambol will introduce the film and host a Q&A session after the screening.

Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture

Thursday, March 3; 8pm
Dr. Kathryn Johnston of Columbia University presents "Galactic Cannibalism." Galaxies are thought to have formed quite violently through the agglomeration of smaller objects. Dr. Johnston examines why we think galaxies are cannibals, and what this means about the past and future evolution of the Milky Way.

Dare to Explore Science

Saturday, March 5; 9am-1:30pm
A half-day workshop on human osteology, entomology and experimental archaeology for girls in grades 5 through 8. Girls can find out about exciting careers in a variety of scientific fields through hands-on activities and demonstrations led by Museum experts.

F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour

Saturday, March 5; 5-9pm
Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Trout Club is hosting its 6th-annual Costa F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour, featuring a series of inspirational short films related to the sport of fly-fishing! Local guides and artists displaying the latest fly-fishing innovations kick off the event with a cocktail reception and cash bar at 5pm. Films start at 7pm.

Scout Day

Saturday, March 12; 10am-2pm
A day of hands-on workshops designed to meet partial merit badge requirements. Each hour-long workshop will be instructed by a Museum expert and is designed to meet specific merit badge requirements. Wear your Scout uniform and receive a special commemorative patch!

World Water Day

Saturday, March 19; 10am-4pm
Dive in and explore ways to conserve and protect water. Learn how communities around the world are working to increase access to safe drinking water and sustainably manage freshwater resources. Participate in hands-on demonstrations, create a watercolor painting, make a rain gauge to take home, and check out tables from local partner organizations.

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