Featured Events

Featured Events

Explore the Night

Once Monthly Through 2021

Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark.

Member Day

January 28

Ella Sharp Museum members only exclusive look at Frida Kahlo’s Garden exhibit. Frida Kahlo’s Garden is adapted from the exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: ART, GARDEN, LIFE, organized by guest curator Adriana Zavala at The New York Botanical Garden. It was made possible with major funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Karen Katen Foundation, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, MetLife Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Gillian and Robert Steel.

Drop-In Days: Friday Kahlo’s Garden

February 12-15 @ 1:00-4:00pm

Beginning January 2021, Ella Sharp Museum will be hosting “Frida Kahlo’s Garden” a traveling exhibit from the NEH that invites us to see and understand how environment and culture shape artist’s work. In conjunction with the exhibit, we will be offering “Drop-in Days,” a chance for families to explore the exhibit and a “take and make” activity kit associated with the exhibit during Jackson County mid-Winter break.

Romance in the Stars

February 13 & 14 @ 6:30pm (in-person) or 8:00 pm (virtually)

Across the countless stars are stories of forbidden love and romance. Join the Hurst Planetarium for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day experience, as we tour the night sky’s wealth of romantic tales. Romance in the Stars is a 30-minute, followed by request from the audience. This show is being offered in-person or online VIA Zoom.

Frida Free Days

February 19 & March 6

Thanks to support from I Love My Community Endowment Fund a component fund of the Jackson Community Foundation we are able to offer FREE admission to the Frida Kahlo Exhibit. This exhibit is a partnership between Ella Sharp Museum and Jackson School of the Arts. Frida Kahlo’s Garden is adapted from the exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: ART, GARDEN, LIFE, organized by guest curator Adriana Zavala at The New York Botanical Garden.

Toddler Tours

March 14 @ 11:00am

It’s never too early to start visiting museums! Bring the little ones for a tour of our “Frida Kahlo’s Garden” exhibit and accompanying activities and art project. This experience is specially designed for ages 2-5. The program is approximately 45 minutes in duration and is limited to approximately 10 families

Virtual Planetarium Shows

Every Sunday during 2021

Enjoy the wonders of the cosmos through our virtualized planetarium shows from your own home via Zoom. Each virtual show is offered at 3:00 p.m. EST and includes a live night sky tour followed by one of our unique planetarium shows created at the Hurst Planetarium, all updated with new scientific discoveries and imagery! 2021 Dates Coming Soon!

Virtual Night Sky Tours

Date & Time By Request

Experience the night sky from the comfort of your home or back yard! Ella Sharp Museum is offering virtual night sky tours. These tours will show you what’s currently in your night sky, when to look for it, and the easiest ways to observe. This is perfect for at home birthdays or any special occasion. Programming will be personalized for the guest of honor.