Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Explore the Deep Sea with a Museum Scientist

While the Museum has closed its buildings during the COVID-19 outbreak, our work continues. We're here to help you explore our exhibits and other resources from home—and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can. Visit for updates.

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Scientists at Home: The Deep Ocean

This Thursday, at 2 pm ET, watch live on the Museum’s Facebook page as Museum Research Associate Mercer Brugler shows some captivating photos and footage from some of the farthest ocean depths known. Get to know some of the inhabitants of the dark regions of the sea, and learn how scientists study these remote locations.

Send a photo of an ocean critter, your name, and location to to participate.

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Birds of Prey Nests, Eggs, and Hatchlings

This Friday, May 15, at 1:30 pm ET, join Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology experts Charles Eldermire and Ben Walters for a live YouTube Watch Party to see eggs, nests, and hatchlings of birds of prey including Red-tailed Hawks, Osprey, and Barred Owls. Sweet will be sharing shots from the Museum’s collection and answering questions live alongside the Cornell Lab’s experts.

Watch on YouTube

Draw a Dinosaur

How do artists start with dinosaur bones and turn them into lifelike drawings? Use our step-by-step instructions to draw a dinosaur of your choice for this week’s OLogy Challenge, an at-home activity for students. Submit your work for a chance to be featured on the Museum’s website! Take the Challenge