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Jun 29
Chicago, IL

Obscura Society IL: Comedy Obscura, Episode 1: Mimes

Chicago's Best Comedians Present the History of Comedy
Word search
Jul 2
Los Angeles

Obscura Society LA: A Hidden Repository of Curious Craft

Where junk materials are reincarnated as wondrous sculptures
Jul 3
Van Nuys

Obscura Society LA: Illuminating the Art of Neon

Go behind the scenes of a glowing, mesmerizing form of art
Jul 7
Washington, D.C.

Obscura Society DC: Wunderkammer Magic with Ferdinando Buscema

Discover the secrets of Renaissance Cabinets of Wonder with acclaimed Italian author and performer Ferdinando Buscema
Jul 7
New York

Obscura Society NY: "Medical Photography" After-Hours at New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Room

Explore the library's strange and fascinating collection of medical photographs with an expert in the history of these incredible images.
Jul 9
Washington, D.C.

Obscura Society DC: Magic Experience Design Workshop with Ferdinando Buscema

In this exclusive and intimate workshop, learn how to hack reality and introduce a magical perspective into everyday life
Jul 9
Chicago, Illinois

Obscura Society IL: Exploring America, from First Contact to Last Frontier at the Newberry Library

Behind the closed doors of this institute awaits a cornucopia of american artifacts
Lincoln Park
Jul 9
San Francisco, California

Obscura Society SF: The Lost Cemetery of Lands End

A evening of tombstone hunting and history at the former City Cemetery
courtesy of James Henry
Jul 10
brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: Historical Carousel Crawl

Take a ride through history on this NYC walking tour and ride on two of the city's antique wooden carousels.
Jul 12
Berkeley

Obscura Society SF: Other Machine Co. Factory Tour

See how the machines that make other machines get made themselves
Postcard between circa 1930 and circa 1945
Jul 15
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Buckingham Fountain Underground Pump Room Tour

Have you ever wondered what it looks like beneath Buckingham Fountain?
Bill Lebovich
Jul 16
Washington, D.C.

Obscura Society DC: Protecting the Capitol

From legendary stones to a hidden fort, join us as we discover what protected the Capitol.
Jul 16
Brooklyn, New York

Obscura Society NY: Coney Island Creek Excursion

Explore the shipwrecks and hidden nature of Coney Island Creek on this excursion to the wilds and ruins of Brooklyn's southern tip.
Angels Gate Lighthouse
Jul 16
San Pedro

Obscura Society LA: Voyage to Angels Gate Lighthouse

This lovely Romanesque tower has guarded the Port of Los Angeles since 1913.
60-inch telescope
Jul 16
California

Obscura Society LA: 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 17
New York, New York

Obscura Society NY: From Sunshine to Shadow

A multilayered journey through NYC history that recreates one of the most-requested walking tours of the 1840s...
The LA River
Jul 17
Los Angeles

Obscura Society LA: Los Angeles River Adventure

Hop from Frogtown to Mallard Mound
Jul 23
Hawthorne

Obscura Society LA: SpaceX

Ready to board a rocket to Mars?
Jul 26
Chicago, Illinois

Obscura Society IL: Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Aug 6
Los Angeles, California

Obscura Society LA: Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Join us as we explore one of LA's oldest and most diverse graveyards, tucked away in Boyle Heights
image courtesy of Katie Innamorato
Aug 7
Brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: Red Fox Taxidermy Workshop

Learn the principles and techniques of taxidermy, as you complete your own beautiful red fox shoulder mount.
courtesy of Mitch Waxman
Aug 21
Brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek

Explore the hellish waste transfer and petroleum districts of North Brooklyn on this daring walk along the Newtown Creek.
60-inch telescope
Aug 21
Pasadena, California

Obscura Society LA: 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
Aug 30
Chicago, Illinois

Obscura Society IL: Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
100-inch Hooker Telescope
Sep 3
Pasadena, California

Obscura Society LA: The 100-inch Hooker Telescope

Join Atlas Obscura for an exclusive evening of observation with the historic 100-inch Hooker telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory.
Sep 10
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Atlas Obscura & Laurel Hill Cemetery Present: Into the Veil

 Life is eternal. Death is merely a change in condition…
Sep 27
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Sep 30
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: The Art of Lockpicking

Join Atlas Obscura for a celebration of lock picking, drinking and the illusion of security.
During the Iroquois Theatre fire of 1904, students and workers at nearby Northwestern University extended ladders and boards across the alley between the university and the theater, enabling some theatergoers to crawl across to safety.
Oct 1
Chicago, Illinois

Obscura Society IL: DISASTER STRIKES!

Explore the Downtown Disasters that helped shape Chicago
Oct 4
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Oct 11
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Oct 18
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Leyla I. Royale on tour
Oct 21
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Dead in Chicago: Terrible Tales of Death in the Loop

Gruesome and true stories of the unfortunate ways people have met their maker in downtown Chicago.
Oct 25
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Oct 26
Havana, Cuba

Explore Cuba with Atlas Obscura, Oct. 26-30

Experience the fascinating history and culture of Cuba before the island opens to general tourism.
Death Alley
Oct 27
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Dead in Chicago: Terrible Tales of Death in the Loop

Gruesome and true stories of the unfortunate ways people have met their maker in downtown Chicago.
Nov 2
Havana, Cuba

Explore Cuba with Atlas Obscura, Nov. 2-6

Experience the fascinating history and culture of Cuba before the island opens to general tourism.
Nov 9
Havana, Cuba

Explore Cuba with Atlas Obscura, Nov. 9-13

Experience the fascinating history and culture of Cuba before the island opens to general tourism.
Jun 28
New York, New York

Obscura Society NY: Excursion to the Explorers Club

Behind the closed doors of this legendary clubhouse awaits a treasure trove of artifacts collected over a century of expeditions to the far corners of the earth (and beyond)...
Dress in  Mirror
Jun 26

Obscura Society LA: Enter the Funhouse

A whimsical guided tour through a miniature world of colors, rainbows, and reflections – and into the minds of its creators.
Binturong
Jun 26
Frazier Park

Obscura Society LA: Hollywood's Wildest Stars

Go behind the scenes at Working Wildlife, home to dozens of animal actors
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
Jun 26
Poolsville, MD

Obscura Society DC: If You Could Talk to the Animals

Join us as we walk & talk with the critters of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
photo courtesy of Mitch Waxman
Jun 26
Queens

Obscura Society NY: Calvary Cemetery Tour

Explore the sculptural monuments, mafioso gravesites, green infrastructure and iconic views of Long Island City's Calvary Cemetery on this afternoon walking tour.
Building
Jun 25
Downey

Obscura Society LA: Cradle of the Cosmic Age

Are you ready for some seriously stellar stuff?
California Quail
Jun 25
Tujunga

Obscura Society LA: Investigating Flora and Fauna in a Secret Native Garden

Where creatures and California native plants collide
Jun 23
Los Angeles

Obscura Society LA & Cartwheel Art Tours: Intoxicating Spirits

Join us in the Arts District for a craft cocktail class and distillery tour at Greenbar, LA's first distillery since prohibition.
courtesy of Science Friday
Jun 20
Brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday!

Join Ira Flatow and the Science Friday crew to celebrate Cephalopod week with libations and an immersion into the underwater world of these strange tentacled creatures.
Lincoln Park
Jun 18
San Francisco, California

Obscura Society SF: The Lost Cemetery of Lands End

A evening of tombstone hunting and history at the former City Cemetery
Jun 18
Lake Hughes, California

Obscura Society LA: Playing With Wolves

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and play with a pack of hybrid Alaskan Timber Wolves, greet ostriches, and go wine tasting all in one day!
Jun 18
Thousand Oaks, California

Obscura Society LA: Chumash Cave Hike

Trek through a lush oak grove to a sacred Chumash cave.
Jun 18
Philadelphia

Obscura Society Philly: Meander The Mortal Coil

Join Friends of Mount Moriah and your fellow taphophiles as we wander through the maintained and wild sections of what was once one of Philadelphia's most elite Victorian cemeteries!
automatic press
Jun 16
Los Angeles, CA

Obscura Society LA: Screen Time at The Print Lab

A custom garment printing demonstration & workshop.
Former brothel inside Imperial Art Studios
Jun 12
Los Angeles

Obscura Society LA & Cartwheel Art Tours: Bridges, Brothels, & Breweries

Discover the seedy past of DTLA's Arts District
courtesy of Turnstile Tours
Jun 12
Brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: Brooklyn Navy Yard Urban Ecology Bicycle Tour

Explore the hidden urban ecology of Brooklyn Navy Yard, on wheels!