Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Take a Tour of AMNH’s Trilobite Collection

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.

A herd of reindeer, including descendants from the herd of conservation biologist Mary Blair's great-great-grandfather, travel across the tundra.


Scientists at Home: Endangered Species and Climate Change

How are scientists working to help species affected by climate change? Join Mary Blair, director of biodiversity informatics research at the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, on Thursday, July 23, at 2 pm EDT, to learn about her research efforts, her personal journey as a scientist and descendant of Sámi nomadic reindeer herders, and the threat climate change poses to indigenous peoples’ livelihoods as well as to global biodiversity.

Join the Watch Party

A trilobite fossilLIVESTREAM

Inside Look at the Trilobite Collection

Scientists have discovered more than 20,000 species of trilobites, ancient marine arthropods that first evolved some 520 million years ago. Join Associate Curator Melanie Hopkins and Ernesto Vargas-Parra, Ph.D. student at the Museum’s Richard Gilder Graduate School, on Friday, July 24, at 1 pm EDT, for a look at some of the Museum’s 400,000 trilobite fossils and a live Q&A about field research, collections, and more.

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Create a Time Capsule

Every object tells a story. What stories would your objects tell about you and the time you are living in right now? This month, the Museum’s science website for kids invites you to create your own time capsule and share your work with special guest judges: three Museum archaeologists. Submit your entry by July 26 for a chance to be featured.

Take the Challenge

Line art of a T-RexFOR FAMILIES

Summer 2020 Online Camps

The Museum’s summer camps are now online! Students in Grades 2–9 can join sessions about topics in Earth and space science, biodiversity, and climate change. Camps feature hands-on investigations, virtual tours of Museum halls and exhibits, talks by guest scientists, off-line projects, and more. Sessions start Monday, July 27. The number of participants per camp is limited.

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