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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: Milstein Science Series: The Layers of the Ocean

February 17 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map

The world’s oceans are divided into five “zones”, where a diverse array of marine species and ecosystems can be found at different depths. The amount of sun light, temperature, and salinity of the water changes from zone to zone. Some species can only survive in the oceans’ sunlit uppermost layer, while other must dive deep to find food. Free with Admission The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

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American Museum of Natural History Present: A Natural History of Beer

February 19 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$20

Join Museum Curator Emeritus Ian Tattersall and Curator Rob DeSalle, authors of A Natural History of Beer as they weave together findings from their respective fields of paleoanthropology and molecular biology in an exciting journey though the world of beer. Take part in tastings and join this grand tour of the science and history of this popular beverage, covering a diverse range of topics including animal behavior ecology, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more. A book signing…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: Exoplanets and the Search for Water in the Universe

February 26 | 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

Jackie Faherty, Mark Popinchalk, and Steve Beyer embark on a journey in search of water in our solar system and beyond. Visit some of the more likely candidates for finding the precious liquid in our galaxy, such as Enceladus, Europa, and Mars, and learn about the latest discoveries in the search for life in space. $15 ($13.50 seniors, students); $12 Members

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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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American Museum of Natural History Present: A Night at the Museum Sleepover for Grown-Ups

February 15 | 6:30 pm - February 16 | 9:00 am
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$350

Why should kids have all the fun? The American Museum is hosting its wildly popular adults-only sleepover adventure. Built on the successful A Night at the Museum sleepover program, this verson of the popular event has been designed for adults ages 21 and up. $350 per person; $300 per person, Members

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