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Tomorrow: What Can Our Chimpanzee Cousins Tell Us About Us?
SciCafe: The Chimpanzee Within Us
Can our closest
cousins, the chimpanzees, offer insights about why humans are the
way we are? Anthropologists Alexandra Rosati and Zarin
Machanda lead the April SciCafe tomorrow, April 7, at 7 pm ET,
with a look at chimpanzee social lives and how turning back the
evolutionary clock can help us glimpse the origins of human
cognition and behavior.
Scientist Is In: Rarámuri Indigenous Culture Today
On Thursday, April 8, at 2 pm ET, join an
exciting conversation about Rarámuri (Tarahumara)
Indigenous culture from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico
with a team of experts, from agroecologists to artists and
activists. This family-friendly program will feature
highlights from the Museum's archival collection of
photographs of the Rarámuri and insights about this
thriving contemporary culture.
In four fascinating videos, come along with
researchers who tag and track blue whales to help solve
some of the scientific mysteries surrounding the world’s
largest animal. You’ll discover how they got so big, what
they do underwater, and why the way they feed is important
for the health of the entire ocean ecosystem.
In the run-up to Earth Day, get an exciting
look at the dynamic planet we call home! On Monday, April
12, at noon ET, join a live virtual tour of the Museum’s
Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth with Museum guide Michael
Hamburg as he shares the unique ingredients that make
life on Earth possible. How did oceans form? What do rocks
tell us about oxygen in the atmosphere? Why is Earth
habitable? Bring your questions about how our
As we welcome back visitors,
the Museum continues to operate under
unprecedented financial strain—and we
urgently need your help to keep fulfilling
our mission of science and education. At
this crucial moment, every gift, of any
size, matters. We are gratefully accepting