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American Museum of Natural History

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Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024
212-769-5100 https://www.amnh.org/

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: Spooky Space

October 30 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$15

Get in the Halloween spirit and join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty and presenter Mark Popinchalk for a virtual tour in the dome highlighting the universe's most frightening phenomena, from monster asteroids that pass through our system to the deadly radiation that young stars pour on to their newly born planets. $15 ($13.50 seniors, students); $12 Members

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Día de Muertos Party

November 2 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$45

Celebrate Día de Muertos, Oaxacan-style, at the Museum. Join us for a night of traditional Oaxacan food, drinks, and music, as well exclusive access to the Day of the Dead Altar installation dedicated to extinct animal species in the Hall of Biodiversity. Performances include Mexican beats by DJ PUMA (CDMX), a special poetry jam-style performance of traditional literary calavera poems by Nuyorican Poets Caféartists, and a live set by Oaxacan singer Geo Meneses. This event is for guests 21 and over only. $45 (includes…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Frontiers Lecture: Scott Kelly: Infinite Wonder

November 5 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$15

Astronaut and best-selling author Scott Kelly returns to the Museum for a special showcase of his latest book, Infinite Wonder. This collection of photographs of Earth, taken from Commander Kelly’s unique perspective 250 miles above the planet’s surface, provides both an artistic appreciation of our planet and a passionate argument for conservation. $15 ($13.50 seniors, students); $12 Member Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffer Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Unseen Oceans

March 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$16.50 – $28

The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, March 12, 2018, and is on view through January 6, 2019. Members will be able to preview the exhibition on Friday, March 9, through Sunday, March 11. Visitors to Unseen Oceans will embark on a journey that takes them from the oceans’ sunlit surface to inky depths as they discover the latest in ocean science and encounter the researchers and technologies powering exploration today. Visitors will explore a series of circular, media-rich…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Fall Early-Morning Bird Walks in Central Park

September 11 - November 2
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$85

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays, 7:30 am and Fridays, 9 am) and Joseph DiCostanzo (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 am). Learn how to use field marks, habitat, and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and raptors as they pass through Central Park en route to their winter homes. Birder field cards included. Eight Weeks, September 11–November 2 Tuesdays –Thursdays, 7:30–9am and Fridays, 9–11 am $85 per person Walks begin across from the Museum on the…

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Backyard Wilderness

September 14, 2018 - June 30, 2019
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$28

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. The film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Screening through June 30, 2019, Backyard Wilderness will be shown daily in the Museum’s…

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