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ADVANCE SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

February 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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One event on February 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on February 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEK

The Museum will be open the full week of Feb. 15, including Monday, Feb. 15, and Tuesday, Feb. 16. Advance timed-entry ticket reservations are required and are available on amnh.org or through the Museum’s Explorer app. Attendance is limited to 25% of normal visitation to allow ample room for physical distancing, providing a unique, intimate opportunity to visit beloved Museum icons like the blue whale model, the Titanosaur, and T. rex and other fossils.

NOW REOPENED

The Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, a gallery that explores the origins of solar systems, has recently reopened, providing an opportunity for visitors to view specimens from the Museum’s world-class collection of meteorites, including rare specimens from the Moon and Mars.

UPCOMING ONLINE PROGRAMS

SciCafe

First Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

On the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., this popular after-hours online event brings together inquisitive minds for an informal evening of conversation about cutting-edge science topics with experts from the field.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. SciCafe: Museums and RaceWhat is the role of museums in perpetuating and disrupting racial hierarchies? Anthropologist Monique Scott, who specializes in studying how diverse museum visitors make meaning of race and culture in museums, particularly representations of Africa and people of African descent, leads this SciCafe. She will share her recent research about representation of Africa in museums, traditionally white institutions, and explore the tension between African objects collected as art or as artifact in some of the country’s oldest museums. RSVP for the free live online program, here.

Astronomy Online

First Friday of each month at 1 p.m.

Though the Museum has reopened, the Hayden Planetarium remains temporarily closed. The popular Astronomy Live planetarium program carries on as Astronomy Online, offering guided tours of the universe as livestream events every first Friday of the month on the Museum’s YouTube channel at 1 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m. Astronomy Online: Space JunkTake a journey through outer space to see human-made and interstellar debris with Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty. Deion Desir, New York City high school science teacher and alum of the Museum’s Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science program, pilots a virtual flight through a new space debris data set in OpenSpace, the interactive data visualization software designed to visualize the entire universe. Visit satellites, including SpaceX’s controversial Starlink, then voyage beyond our solar systems to bodies such as Borisov and Oumuamua. Join the free live online program, here.

The Scientist is In

Second and fourth 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 twice per month to hear about what they study and the tools they use, and bring your questions for each scientist to answer live.

Thursday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. The Scientist is In: Inside the Bone Collection. How do you look after the largest collections of fossils in the world? How are fossils prepared for study? How are they stored in museums? Join collection managers Alana Gishlick and Allyson Mellone to find out what goes into taking care of the Museum’s fossils in this family-friendly program. Learn about some of the most interesting specimens in the collection, including sloths, multi-toed horses and gigantic elephants, and discover how fossils are preserved to ensure lifetime access to future generations of scientists. A link to join the Facebook watch party will be posted soon, here.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. The Scientist is In: Secrets Beneath the IceWhat if all the ice in Greenland were to melt? The Greenland ice sheet could contribute 23 feet of sea level rise if it were to melt completely. Join glaciologist Ben Keisling, who will show us how he combines ice core data and climate models to reconstruct Greenland‐wide temperatures for seasons over the last 22,000 years, and find out more about what our climate future holds. A link to join the Facebook watch party will be posted soon, here.

Frontiers Lecture Series

This lecture series highlights the latest advances in our knowledge of the universe by presenting the work of scientists working at the cutting edge of astrophysics. For the 2020-21 season, the series will be presented virtually.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. Frontiers Lecture: Interstellar Interlopers. What are interstellar interlopers, and what can they tell us about how planets form? Join Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) astronomer Amaya Moro-Martin for reflections on the discovery of the first two interstellar objects crossing the solar system and a flight through space using the OpenSpace data visualization software. These interstellar objects are most likely intermediate products of planet formation that were ejected from young planetary systems beyond our solar system. Find out why they play a pivotal role in our understanding of planetary system formation and evolution—and point to the possibility that one day, we will be able to hold a fragment from another world in our hand. Visit here to purchase tickets to this online program ($25 suggested/household and $15 minimum/household; free for Museum Members.)

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, Feb. 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. Dinosaurs and FossilsThrough verbal descriptions, trace the giant “family tree” of life on Earth through the Museum’s amazing fossil collections, organized by evolutionary relationships. Click here to register for this free online program.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. Grand Illusions – Diorama ConstructionFrom animal taxidermy to flower preparation, take a virtual journey to discover how the Museum’s world-famous dioramas are created. Through extensive verbal description, learn how dioramas are constructed, explore diorama foregrounds and discuss the work of the background painters. Some dioramas discussed will be from the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the Sanford Hall of North American Birds and the Warburg Hall of New York State Environment. Click here to register for this free online program.

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February 25, 2021
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2:00 pm
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