Win backstage passes to New York's American Museum of Natural History, plus cocktails with scientists!S

Going to one of the largest and most dazzling collections devoted to the history and diversity of life on our planet is exciting enough. But going behind closed doors for a private lab tour with brilliant scientists? How about an open bar? Join us backstage at New York's incredible American Museum of Natural History.

What

A once in a lifetime chance to go inside New York's American Museum of Natural History. Full access to the museum's incredible imaging labs, cryogenic storage facilities, and face time with the geniuses making it all happen.

We'll have free booze, a stellar presentation in the Hayden Planetarium, including a look at the Museum's digital 3D atlas, the Digital Universe, a chance to mingle with io9 and Gizmodo staff, your fellow readers, and, coolest of all, take guided tours of research labs and facilities, including the Museum's Microscopy and Imaging Facility.

When

Thursday, August 18th. This week! Doors open at 6, planetarium show starts at 7, and the behind the scenes tours go from 7:30-9.

Where

The American Museum of Natural History, located right next to New York's gorgeous Central Park, at 200 Central Park West.

How

Fill out the above form—the museum will be selecting 200 of you. Sign up right here—but make sure you're following io9, Gizmodo, and the museum on Twitter first. Also, you must either live in New York or be close enough to attend on the day of the event.