Tuesday, August 18, 2020

 Explore colorful coral reefs the AMNH—and create one too!

The Museum is preparing to reopen on September 2 for Members and on September 9 for the general public. For more info on ticketing and health and safety measures, click here.

Brightly colored sea anemone amongst corals.


Scientists at Home: Life in the Coral Reef

Join Museum Curator Estefanía Rodríguez on Thursday, August 20, at 2 pm EDT for an exploration of one of the ocean’s busiest and most colorful environments: coral reefs. Discover the species of invertebrates that inhabit this vibrant ecosystem and how external forces like overfishing and climate change threaten their existence. Plus, have your own coral photos ID’d by sending them along with your name and location to

OLogy Challenge Logo


OLogy Challenge #9

The latest challenge from OLogy, the Museum’s science website for kids, will be revealed tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19. Check out the OLogy Challenge Hall of Fame galleries for Challenges from the past few months, and get ready to submit your own!



Field Trip: Comets

The night sky has put on a spectacular show lately, with the appearance of Comet NEOWISE in July and the Perseids annual meteor shower this month. Join Museum planetary scientist Marina Gemma and astrophysicist Jackie Faherty on a virtual field trip Friday, August 21, at 1 pm EDT to see some of these space objects up close. Find out what comets and meteors can reveal to scientists studying our solar system, and how you can spot them from here on Earth. Museum astrophysicists will join the live chat, so bring your comet queries!

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