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ADVANCE SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
June 16 EDT
One event on June 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm
One event on June 12, 2021 at 10:00 am
ALL-NEW MIGNONE HALLS OF GEMS & MINERALS OPEN JUNE 12, NEW YORK CITY VACCINATION SITE NOW OPEN SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK, CREATURES OF LIGHT SPECIAL EXHIBITION OPENS JUNE 2 AND MORE!
Note: All information provided below is subject to change
MIGNONE HALLS OF GEMS AND MINERALS TO OPEN JUNE 12
Open June 12, with Member previews on June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8;
In Creatures of Light, visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey or defend against a predator; and learn how, where and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Advance timed-entry ticket reservations are available now at amnh.org
NEW YORK CITY VACCINATION SITE NOW OPEN SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK
A walk-in New York City COVID-19 vaccination site is now open 7 days per week under the blue whale in the Museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Operating from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the vaccination site is open to walk-ins, serving New York City residents ages 12+, with set-aside appointments for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents and staff and District Council 37 (DC37) members, New York’s largest public employee union with members who work at City cultural institutions. For more information, visit the Museum’s website here, or register for an appointment by visiting NYC Vaccine Finder and selecting the American Museum of Natural History vaccination site or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692).
UPCOMING ONLINE PROGRAMS
Friday, June 4 at 6 p.m.
Teens ages 12 through 15 were recently authorized to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. But there are lots of questions: How do doctors know they are safe? Is there a “best” vaccine against COVID-19? If others are already vaccinated, why is it still important for more people to get vaccinated, too? And what’s the benefit of vaccination? Youth and families are invited to join this online discussion that features a pediatrician from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Museum alum and University of Pennsylvania doctoral student Alex Adames to learn about viruses, how scientists develop vaccines and to ask their questions or share concerns about keeping their family and community safe. RSVP for the free live online programs here.
Once per month
The Astronomy Online program offers guided tours of the universe as livestream events on the Museum’s YouTube channel.
Friday, June 4, at 1 p.m.: Astronomy Online: Solar Eclipse 2021 Get ready for the June 10 “ring of fire” solar eclipse with Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, planetary scientist Marina Gemma and a special guest appearance by Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium. Using the OpenSpace visualization software, blast off into space to investigate our Sun-Earth-Moon system and witness the shadow of the Moon as it journeys across the globe. Viewers will fly around a 3D map of NYC to get a virtual show of what this sunrise partial eclipse will look like if you are in the area and can ask questions to be answered by experts in the live chat and even live on screen! Join the free online program here.
Select Thursdays of each month
Ever wonder how a paleontologist finds fossils? How an entomologist studies dragonflies? Or what tools an archaeologist brings on an expedition? The Scientist Is In is a family-friendly online program featuring scientists from various fields, from astrophysics to zoology. Join the livestream to hear about what they study and the tools they use, and bring your questions for each scientist to answer live.
Thursday, June 10, at 2 p.m.: The Scientist Is In: Dinosaur Ancestors. Where did the largest dinosaurs come from? Museum researcher Kimberley Chapelle explores this and many other questions in the Division of Paleontology. Learn about the great-great-great-grandparents of beloved species like Diplodocus, see the oldest dinosaur eggs ever found, and explore the relationship between giant sauropod species such as Apatosaurus and modern-day birds and reptiles in this family-friendly presentation. To join the Facebook watch party, visit the Museum’s online calendar.
Science Sense Online Tours
This unique science series features one-hour virtual programs designed for individuals who are blind or partially-sighted and their families, led by a specially-trained Museum tour guide.
Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m.: Science Sense Tour: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth Through verbal descriptions and discussion, explore the dynamic Earth, from its early evolution to the storms and earthquakes we encounter today, through one of the most outstanding collections of geologic specimens ever displayed. Click here to register for this free online program.
Color is woven so tightly into our lives that we rarely stop to question what it is and how it works. The immersive exhibition The Nature of Color reveals how color carries information both in nature and across cultures. Discover how color is used in the natural world to help organisms survive and reproduce and how humans use it in various cultures to signal social status, group affiliation, and more. Featuring intricate models, cultural objects, and interactive exhibits that will engage the entire family, this exhibition will offer opportunities to connect with color through experimentation and play, including dancing with color shadows, mixing and splitting different colors of light in a Color Lab, and even creating collaborative artworks.
Worlds Beyond Earth, the Museum’s newest Space Show, is currently screening in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater. Viewers can journey beyond our own blue planet to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbors.
Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Worlds Beyond Earth takes viewers on an exhilarating journey that reveals the dynamic nature of the worlds that orbit our Sun and features immersive visualizations of space missions and breathtaking scenes depicting the evolution of our solar system.
The giant-screen film is now playing in the Museum’s LeFrak Theater, which features a 40-foot-high, 66-foot-wide screen with a state-of-the-art digital sound system. The film follows intrepid explorer Carsten Peter on an adrenaline-filled trip across the globe, from Hawaii’s Kilauea eruption to the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii, to discover how volcanoes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. Dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia to explore molten worlds and find out how volcanoes have helped to create the world we know.