Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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47 upcoming events in 17 cities.

From Washington, D.C., District of Columbia to New York, and beyond.

Looking over Eastern Branch Bridge
Jun 25
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Unseen Anacostia

Discover the folklore of DC's most historic Historic District with award-winning author John Muller.
Schoenhofen Monument
Jun 25
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
A hair brooch in the permanent collection of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Jun 25
Brooklyn, New York

Learn The Art of Victorian Hair Work

In this hands-on workshop, you'll immerse yourself in the Victorian craft and tradition of mourning jewelry in the form of hair art.
Jun 25
Los Angeles, California

Far East LA: Exploring Chinatown

Venture into the history, culture, and kitsch of LA’s Chinatown.
Jun 29
Brooklyn

Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon

Test your ability to distinguish the facts from the alternative facts.
Jun 30
Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Way to Die

Learn the stories behind Chicago landmarks and explore the many deaths that have taken place inside them.
 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Jul 1
Los Angeles, California

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

A celebration of life, death, architecture, and the patron saint of Los Angeles.
Miramont Castle
Jul 1
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Secrets of Miramont Castle

Explore the history of Miramont Castle with an exclusive tour of the 42 rooms.
60-inch telescope
Jul 1
California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.
Jul 6
Seattle, Washington

The Atlas Obscura Society Escapes Seattle

Explore the wonders of the Pacific Northwest with local authors and luminaries.
Jul 6
Washington, D.C.

The Atlas Obscura Society Escapes DC

Explore the hidden wonders of the DC-area with local adventurers.
Jul 6
San Francisco, California

The Atlas Obscura Society Escapes San Francisco

Explore the wonders that lay outside SF, with talks by two local adventurers.
Jul 6
New York

The Atlas Obscura Society Escapes New York

Explore the wonders that lay outside on NYC, with a panel discussion by local authors and adventurers.
"Althaea officinalis" by Franz Eugen Köhler in Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen
Jul 8
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Sweet Summer Herbs

Discover the secret origins of favorite summer herbs like mint & marshmallow while you learn to make your own candy!
Old LA Zoo
Jul 8
Los Angeles, California

Abandoned Zoo Ruins

Roam the grounds of LA's old zoo, former home of Ivan the Terrible.
Guilloche spinning top
Jul 9
Seattle

Guilloche Spinning Tops with Memoria Technica

Join certified Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox at her workshop in South Seattle for a tour and introduction to engine-turning machines and an opportunity to engrave and make your own guilloche spinning top.
Gin Minsky
Jul 9
Brooklyn, New York

'History of Burlesque' Lecture Cabaret

Take a fascinatingly risqué journey through time at this immersive lecture and multi-act burlesque show.
Jul 10
Venice, Italy

Hidden Venice with a Psycho-Mambo Twist

Explore abandoned islands by day and enjoy musical revelries by night in the entourage of brass band Gato Loto. This unique Atlas Obscura experience will be filled with fresh food, constant dancing, and the dazzling Redentore Festival.
View of the ruins from the hillside. The original stairs would have come down on the far left. The curved edge of the original aquarium and the outline of the diving well are on the right.
Jul 12
San Francisco, California

Sutro Baths Walking Tour

Explore San Francisco's iconic ruin.
Jul 13
Barrington Hills, Illinois

Place de la Musique Tour

Explore a wonderland of musical automatons, victorian ephemera, steam engines, and French carousels.
Palisades and Movie Colony, Santa Monica, Calif.
Jul 14
Santa Monica, California

Hollywood's First Hidden Getaway

Discover Santa Monica's scandalous past during a beachfront tour of the Gold Coast.
Union Station print circa 1905-1915
Jul 16
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Hidden Union Station

With trains rumbling nearby, explore parts of DC's iconic Union Station that the public never sees.
Jul 20
Washington, D.C.

The Tunnels & Trapdoors of Tudor Place

Join us for an underground look into a Tudor Place the public never sees.
Jul 21
New York, NY

'Anatomical Illustrations' from the Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine

Discover the fascinating history of medicine's depictions of the human body through the New York Academy of Medicine's rich collection.
Jul 22
Santa Monica, California

Church of Type

Discover a treasure trove of typography, tools, and techniques.
Adam Papagan
Jul 22
Los Angeles, California

Uncovering Olvera Street

Explore centuries of history on LA’s oldest block.
The Getty Tomb
Jul 23
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Jul 27
Brooklyn, New York

Concerts in the Catacombs - Reflections of Memento Mori

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood Cemetery for an evening of otherworldly orchestration, as performed by the Ladies of the Veil Orchestra and Raya Brass Band. 
John Gaughan's Turk
Jul 27
Atwater Village, California

Meet the Turk, the Automaton Chess Player

An evening with one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century, and with the man who brought him back to life.
Jul 28
California

The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope

Join us at the birthplace of modern astronomy as we gaze through the same telescope used by Edwin Hubble to discover that the universe is expanding.
Jul 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Expect The Unexpected - Walking Tour

In this surprising mystery tour, you'll discover overlooked and odd attractions hidden in plain site around the streets of Philadelphia.
Jul 29
Los Angeles, California

Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Explore one of LA's oldest and most diverse graveyards, tucked away in Boyle Heights.
Jul 29
Brooklyn, New York

Secret Mausoleum Club: The Second Gathering

The most secret gatherings in New York City have been under lock-and-key for centuries, until now.
Spacesuit
Aug 5
Downey, California

Cradle of the Cosmic Age

Are you ready for some seriously stellar stuff?
MacArthur Park, 2001
Aug 13
Los Angeles, California

MacArthur Park

Experience an afternoon of historic architecture, forgotten public art, and hidden history.
Aug 13
Seattle

Mechanical Music: Kids/Family Session

Learn about the history of mechanical music and how musical boxes work in this hands-on mini-workshop with Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox.
Aug 13
Seattle, Washington

Mechanical Music

Learn about the history of mechanical music and how musical boxes work in this hands-on mini-workshop with Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox.
Aug 16
New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Astronomy and Astrology

Peer inside early books from the Rare Book Room's incredible collection to discover what happened when our ancestors looked outward—and upward.
Aug 19
Oregon

Total Eclipse

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder.
Aug 31
Brooklyn, New York

Concerts in the Catacombs - A Celestial Evening

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood cemetery for an evening of otherworldly orchestration with shining stars of the ambient music world.
Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Sep 3
Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

These fascinating characters aren't born—they're built.
Sep 9
Brooklyn, New York

Concerts in the Catacombs - Soul Night

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood cemetery for an evening of hip-shaking, sax-fueled surf rock reverberating within smooth, stone vaults.
Sep 15
New York, New York

'Cookery' from the Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine

Thumb through the history of cookery, including the oldest surviving cookbook in the West.
Sep 24
Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Twilight Tour

A rare, after-hours stroll through the living history of Victorian-era Southern California.
Ryan And Regina
Sep 30
Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Flea Market - Exclusive VIP Presale

Explore a private preview of the curiosities on sale in the second edition of the Oddities Flea Market, hosted by Ryan Matthew Cohn!
Oct 14
Pasadena, California

San Andreas Scavenger Hunt

Discover the signs of Southern California's most threatening earthquake fault, hidden in plain view.
New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Room
Nov 8
New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Women and Medicine

Discover the fascinating history of women's health issues, medicine, and midwifery through an after-hours exploration of the Rare Book Room's incredible collection.
A photochrom postcard published by the Detroit Photographic Company
Jun 24
Los Angeles, California

The Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles

Join writer and Field Agent Hadley Meares as we tour the sites of LA's forgotten burial grounds.
Pontoon bridge during the Civil War
Jun 24
Washington, D.C.

Stranded on Roosevelt Island

Go back in time as we take a hike through the forgotten and explosive history of Theodore Roosevelt Island.
New moon, high tide, horseshoe crabs.
Jun 23
Brooklyn, NY

Horseshoe Crab Counting in Dead Horse Bay, Under The New Moon

Gather on the shores of Dead Horse Bay to survey a natural phenomenon as a citizen scientist.
Photo by Susurrus Din
Jun 23
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Devil Inside Me

A dark history of serial murder in Philadelphia.
Jun 23
Morocco

Music and Medinas of Morocco

Explore decaying fortresses and ancient city ruins, get lost in maze-like medinas, and sleep among sand dunes under the stars. Join Atlas Obscura for a whirlwind week of adventure across Morocco’s spectacular and sprawling terrain.
Jun 22
San Francisco, California

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday!

Join the Science Friday crew to celebrate Cephalopod Week with libations and an immersion into the underwater world of these strange tentacled creatures.
Jun 22
Denver

Atlas Obscura Denver Meetup

Do you like exploring curious locations in Colorado? Do you like to drink while doing so? Come meet some likeminded adventurers.
Our Hosts: Mike Caveney and Tina Lenert
Jun 21
Pasadena, California

Egyptian Hall Museum

A guided visit through this fascinating collection of the oldest private magic museum in America.
Jun 21
Chicago, Illinois

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday!

Join the Science Friday crew to celebrate Cephalopod week with libations and an immersion into the underwater world of these strange tentacled creatures.
courtesy of Science Friday
Jun 20
Los Angeles

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday!

Celebrate Cephalopod Week with an immersion into the underwater world of these strange tentacled creatures at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, co-presented by The Cinefamily.
Course catalog, 1909
Jun 20
New York, New York

An Explorer’s Guide to Internet Archaeology

Join Atlas Obscura and GIPHY for a journey into the deepest depths and darkest corners of the internet.
Jun 19
New York, New York

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday!

Join the Science Friday crew to celebrate Cephalopod week with libations and an immersion into the underwater world of these strange tentacled creatures.
The Plant's outdoor farm takes shape in the facility's parking lot
Jun 17
Chicago, Illinois

A Former Meat-Packing Plant Turned Green: Tour and Tasting

Explore the hidden networks inside The Plant, a retired pork factory from Chicago's meat processing years.
No. 246A Battery Davis Fort Funston, Calif., Placing Concrete Under step - ring at Gun Block No. 1.
Jun 17
San Francisco, California

Defending San Francisco: Fort Funston Tour

Beneath the wavy dunes lies a century of fortifications.
The Dentzel Carousel in its opening year of 1921
Jun 17
Glen Echo, Maryland

Round & Round: The Rebirth of Glen Echo's Dentzel Carousel

Come for a spin as we learn about the Dentzel Carousel of Glen Echo Park.
The Enigma machine, developed by Arthur Scherbius in 1923
Jun 15
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Secrets Revealed at NSA's National Cryptologic Museum

Travel through cryptologic history and break some codes along the way.