Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Find out all about frogs, snakes, and more with AMNH scientists

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.

Green Snake

Scientists at Home: Reptiles and Amphibians

Watch live this Thursday, May 21, at 2 pm ET, as Museum herpetologists Lauren Vonnahme and Arianna Kuhn share exciting facts about the snakes and frogs that live with them at home. They’ll also field questions and identify critters: just send a photo of a reptile or amphibian you’d like to have identified, along with your location, to You don’t need a Facebook account to join the Watch Party. Watch on Facebook

Microbiologist Sally WarringLIVESTREAM
Microscopic Safari

On Friday, May 22, at 1:30 pm ET, join microbiologist Sally Warring for a live YouTube Watch Party about our tiny microbial neighbors. Warring will share footage from her microscope to reveal the amazing organisms that can be found in a single drop of pond water. Watch on YouTube

Mint a Coin

Coins may seem like everyday objects, but they can tell archaeologists a lot about the people who use them. For this week’s OLogy Challenge, an at-home activity for students from the Museum’s science website for kids, create your piece of history by making your own coin. Then, submit your work for a chance to be featured on the Museum’s website! The challenge begins Wednesday, May 20. Take the Challenge

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