NHM, including the Spider Pavilion and Nature Gardens, is closed until further notice. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

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First Fridays

In response to State and County directives about social distancing, we have postponed or cancelled all of our onsite and community programs and events for the foreseeable future. Click here for more information.

2020 Season: The Future is Now

Faster than a Wi-Fi download, more powerful than an electromagnetic field, able to leap centuries in a single algorithm, the tech future is coming fast with the promise of delivering a livable future in spite of the forces arrayed against it. Each month join us for dynamic discussions designed to be thought-provoking and inspiring. 

2020 First Fridays

March: Future of Medicine 
April: Future of Crowdsourced Science (
view recordings from our online program!)
May: Future of Design and Architecture
June: Future of Food 

Experience First Fridays

Don't miss your chance to be part of the future with amazing discussions and performances — all season long.


You can also hear all of the thought-provoking discussions from our 2019 Season: Forces of Nature, moderated by Emmy award-winning journalist Patt Morrison. Available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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