Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Join AMNH for SpaceFest Online on Wednesday!

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, and please consider supporting the Museum during this unprecedented time.

Moon ship drawing for Hayden Planetarium, 1952


Scientists at Home: Imagining Space Exploration

Join Museum Curator Ruth Angus on Wednesday, May 27, at 11 am ET, as she examines the awe-inspiring leap from imagination to achievement in space exploration. Find out how some of history’s most creative minds spurred scientific accomplishments—including human missions to space. This week’s OLogy Challenge, the at-home activity from the Museum’s website for kids, will be launched on the program.


View of STS-129 MS2 Bresnik during EVA2LIVESTREAM

Field Trip: Space Flight

At 1 pm ET on Wednesday, May 27, blast off into space with the Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and astrophysicist Jackie Faherty on their mission from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon, and beyond. Find out what it takes to send humans into space—and how weather, distance, detours, traffic, and sightseeing all come into play.

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The Future of Space Exploration with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Beginning at 4:05 ET on Wednesday, May 27, watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch live from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with commentary from Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson and Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, who'll discuss the future of human missions to space and answer questions live. Have a question? Submit in advance to You don't need to have a Facebook account to join the Watch Party.

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With our doors closed, the Museum is operating under unprecedented financial strain—and we urgently need your help as the Museum continues to fulfill its mission of science and education. At this crucial moment, every gift, of any size, matters. We are gratefully accepting donations here.