Order our new book, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
Mini book
Loading map...
31 upcoming events in 20 cities.

From Brooklyn, New York to Havana, Cuba, and beyond.

Jan 19
Brooklyn, New York

Changes of Power: 1991

In the third of a series of talks on the hidden history and untold contemporary realities of Russian culture and politics, explore the complex history and insider stories of the change of power between Mikhael Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin in December of 1991.
Distilling spirits at 3 Howls.
Jan 20
Seattle, Washington

3 Howls Distillery Tour

Tour a local producer of specialty liquors and sample handmade batch spirits with the owners of industrial SoDo's 3 Howls Distillery.
Jan 21
Lake Hughes, California

Playing With Wolves

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and play with a pack of Alaskan Timber Wolves.
Jan 21
Mojave, California

Goat Sanctuary & Vegan Farm

Meet a goat named Sausage and sample award winning vegan cheese.
Washington Square Arch, 1899
Jan 24
New York, New York

The Arch Conspirators: A Centennial Celebration

Toast the Bohemian roots of Greenwich Village on the 100th anniversary of its self-declaration as a free and independent republic!
Jan 25
Sofia, Bulgaria

Journey Into Bulgaria with Atlas Obscura, Jan. 25-30

Explore ancient ruins and communist-era relics while immersed in the fascinating history, landscape, and culture of Bulgaria.
Jan 26
Chicago, Illinois

The Mighty Wurlitzer: A History of the Theatre Organ

A rare demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ at the Chicago Theatre.
Recomposition guidelines
Jan 26
Seattle, Washington

Urban Death Project

Spend a couple hours with us pondering your mortality with Seattle-based designer Katrina Spade, the mastermind behind the Urban Death Project.
Rose line and straight line machines
Jan 28
Seattle, Washington

Mechanical Magic: Intro to Engine Turning

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 use optical illusion and automata devices.
Salt and Peppercorns
Jan 28
Washington, D.C.

History Worth Its Salt

Join the Atlas Obscura Society DC & Bazaar Spices in learning about the incredible history of common table salt.
Jan 28
New York, New York

Dream Reservoir: A Night at the Surrealist Hotel

Spend an extraordinary evening immersed in the dreamworld of the Surrealists at this enchanting transformation of a turn-of-the-century NYC boutique hotel.
Old Mission Plaza Church
Jan 29
Los Angeles, California

The Long-Gone, Lost Graveyards of Los Angeles

Join writer and field agent Hadley Meares as we tour the sites of LA's forgotten burial grounds.
Jan 29
Brooklyn, New York

Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon

Test your ability to debunk fact from fiction at this interactive evening event while sipping on Science Fair cocktails.
Feb 1
Reykjavik, Iceland

Journey into Darkness: Iceland, Feb. 1-5, 2017

Join Atlas Obscura for a winter adventure in the land of ice and fire.
Feb 4
San Francisco, California

BART to the Future

A Tour of Modern Transit in the Bay Area
Mt. Rainier as seen from Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909
Feb 4
Seattle, Washington

Exploring Seattle’s First Boom (and the Party Thrown in its Aftermath)

Join field agent Eric Magnuson for this hands-on exploration of Seattle’s origin stories. Learn about the roots of modern Seattle, and how 19th and 20th century events still influence the way the world sees Seattle today.
Feb 5
Van Nuys, California

Illuminating the Art of Neon

Go behind the scenes of a glowing, mesmerizing form of art.
Restoration project
Feb 11
Irwindale, California

A Home for Wayward Carousel Horses

Visit a menagerie of whimsical merry-go-round creatures in various stages of restoration.
Trash Studio
Feb 12
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Earthship: Trash Studio Tour

Explore and tour the Trash Studio, Seattle’s first Earthship: a no-cost, zero-impact solar structure located in the heart of Columbia City.
Ruins of the St. Francis Dam
Feb 12
Santa Clarita, California

The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Hike the ruins of the dam that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland.
Feb 18
Venice, California

The Mosaic Tile House

Explore a Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
Feb 18
Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills Obscura

You don’t have to be rich to live in Beverly Hills, but you do have to be weird.
Feb 19
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer, Peter Lai.
Feb 22
Havana, Cuba

Explore Cuba with Atlas Obscura, February 22-26

Experience the fascinating history and culture of Cuba before the island opens to general tourism.
Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Feb 25
Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

These fascinating characters aren't born—they're built.
Ruins of the St. Francis Dam
Feb 25
Santa Clarita, California

The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Hike the ruins of the dam that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland.
Jack Parsons
Feb 25
Pasadena, California

The Life and Legacy of Jack Parsons

The enigmatic polymath Jack Parsons—explosives expert, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and infamous occultist—died an untimely death caused by a mysterious explosion in his laboratory in Pasadena. 
Mar 5
Brooklyn, New York

Rat Taxidermy with Afterlife Anatomy

Learn the principles and techniques of contemporary ethically-sourced taxidermy practice, as you complete your own beautiful piece of taxidermy.
Mar 9
Reykjavik, Iceland

Journey into Darkness: Iceland, March 9-12, 2017

Join Atlas Obscura for a winter adventure in the land of ice and fire.
Mar 31
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Explore rainforest wildlife and ecology on boat rides, night hikes, and canopy visits with scientists and researchers deep in the Amazon.
Apr 26
Havana, Cuba

Hidden Havana

Jan 14
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stuffed Animals Book Release

Join us for a wildly wondrous evening replete with live taxidermy demonstrations and oddity vendors. A night of wonder and curiosity awaits to celebrate the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy.
Jan 14
Washington, D.C.

Atlas Obscura & Nerd Nite DC Presents Civil War Shenanigans

Ring in 2017 with our pals at Nerd Nite DC as we talk nerdy about DC's Civil War past!
Jan 14
Hollywood, California

Odd Hollywood

Uncover strange and unusual landmarks and history lurking beneath the surface of Hollywood's most popular tourist trap.
Jan 14
Seattle, Washington

Lake View Cemetery Walking Tour

Join field agent Jared Steed for this encore walking tour of Seattle’s historic Lake View Cemetery. Learn about the history of the cemetery, the unique stories of Seattle’s founders and its most famous residents.
Jan 14
Santa Monica, California

Church of Type

Discover a treasure trove of typography, tools, and techniques.
Jan 12
Van Nuys, California

Nights of Neon

Behind-the-scenes studio tour of "Nights of Neon," a neon manufacturing facility in Van Nuys.
Dr. George King
Jan 8
Los Angeles

The Aetherius Society

Where extraterrestrial intelligence, telepathy, the Interplanetary Parliament, and yoga intersect.
Jan 8
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer, Peter Lai.
Jan 7
Washington, D.C.

Legends of the Octagon House

Go behind the scenes after hours at the District's most notorious house.
Jan 7
Venice, California

The Mosaic Tile House

Explore a Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
Robolights
Dec 17
Riverside, California

Strange Statues & Sci-Fi Sculptures

A sensory-saturated adventure into the world of surreal folk art.
Dec 17
Seattle

Lake View Cemetery Walking Tour

If you missed us the first time, join the Seattle Obscura Society for its encore walking tour of Seattle’s historic Lake View Cemetery. Learn about the history of the cemetery, the unique stories of Seattle’s founders and its most famous residents.
Abraham Lincoln
Dec 15
New York, NY

Beneath the Battlefield

Learn the secrets of decoding Civil War era script from the expert archivists at the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
Center for PostNatural History
Dec 14
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Atlas Obscura Road Trip: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join Atlas Obscura Co-Founder Dylan Thuras at St. Anthony's Chapel Reliquary, The Center of Post-Natural History and for evening drinks and a local place-a-thon at the historic Max's Allegheny Tavern.
Frank Warren
Dec 13
Los Angeles, California

Triple Feature: PostSecret, Museum of Broken Relationships, & Atlas Obscura

An eclectic evening of secrets and narrative at the Museum of Broken Relationships.
Dec 11
Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Twilight Tour

A rare evening stroll through the living history of Victorian era Southern California.