The American Museum of Natural History has a great lineup of educational events for January 2015, including
Live Wolf Encounter
Saturday, January 10, at 11 am (for children under five) and 1 pm
$12 ($10 Members)
Meet Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York, on a visit to the Museum. Learn about these endangered predators and the vital role wolves play in sustaining a healthy ecosystem. WCC staff will also discuss the organization’s participation in the program to reintroduce wolves into their traditional ranges in the western United States.
Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease in the 21st Century
Monday, January 12, at 7:45 pm
$25 ($22 Members, seniors, students)
Former President Jimmy Carter, whose Carter Center has worked for the past 30 years to break the life cycle of the Guinea Worm, will be joined by a panel including Curator Mark Siddall, a parasitologist, and Dr. Donald Hopkins, vice president for health programs at The Carter Center, for a dynamic conversation about the science and politics of disease eradication.
Culture Salon: Coffee
Wednesday, January 21, at 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm
Take an after-hours culinary journey through the Museum and learn about coffees from around the world and throughout history. Led by Nick Kirby, head of Training and Education for Stumptown Coffee in New York, this tasting experience includes a culinary history of coffee, roasting techniques, and more, with inspiration from Museum halls and rarely seen objects from the Museum’s collections.
Tastings for Culture Salon: Coffee are provided by Stumptown Coffee.
The Year in Review with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Thursday, January 22, at 7:30 pm
$25 ($22 seniors, students)
Spend an evening with Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson as he reviews headlines stories about the universe, drawn from breaking news in 2014.
Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 pm
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
$15 ($12 Members; $13.50 seniors, students)
Interested in becoming an amateur astronomer but unsure where to begin? In this program, Ted Williams will get you on the road to becoming an astute amateur astronomer. As he will point out, as you start in the Hayden Planetarium and then head outdoors, the city skies may just offer the beginner the best place to start sky-watching.
The Art of Diorama
Six Thursdays, January 29–March 12
$185 ($170 Members)
Back by popular demand! Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for a hands-on look at the creation of our legendary dioramas. Learn behind-the-scenes stories and discover how dioramas are made, from start to finish. In this six-part course, study some of the Museum’s most popular dioramas, and create your own replica to take home.
Hours: The Museum is open daily, 10 am–5:45 pm. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and on Christmas Day.
Admission: Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups.
Suggested general admission, which supports the Museum’s scientific and educational endeavors and offers access to the Museum’s 46 halls including the Rose Center for Earth and Space, is $22 (adults) suggested, $17 (students/seniors) suggested, $12.50 (children) suggested. All prices are subject to change.
The Museum offers discounted combination ticket prices that include suggested general admission plus special exhibitions, IMAX/3D films, and Space Shows.
For additional information, the public may call 212-769-5100 or visit the Museum’s website at www.amnh.org
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