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ONLINE FAMILY PROGRAM
The Scientist Is In: Beetle
May 13, at 2 pm ET, get a behind-the-scenes look at how the
Museum’s in-house colony of Dermestid beetles helps to clean
skeleton specimens for the Vertebrate Zoology collections.
Ornithology Collection Manager Paul Sweet shows how these
insects, which are some of nature’s most efficient scavengers,
play an integral part in specimen preparation.
The Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of
Gems and Minerals will open June 12! The redesigned
halls offer a brilliant showcase for one of the world’s
most important collections of gems and minerals and an
engaging guide to our dynamic planet. See some of the
treasures that await—from glittering amethyst geodes to the
legendary Star of India sapphire. Members see it for
Why is Venus not Earth’s twin? Next
Wednesday, May 19, at 7 pm ET, join planetary geologist Paul
Byrne to explore how volcanoes may have contributed
to turning Venus from an Earth-like world to the
forbidding environment it is today, and whether the same
fate might one day befall the planet we call home.
Free for Members.
Geology rocks! For this month’s
challenge from OLogy, the Museum’s science website
for kids, students can learn about how to look for
different rocks, record observations about them, and
organize a collection. Then, share one or more images
of the new rock collection for a chance to be
featured on the website.
New York City residents can receive their
free COVID-19 vaccination in the lower level of the
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. An added bonus: Everyone who
receives their vaccination at the Museum will get a
voucher for a complimentary future visit to the Museum
for up to four people.
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 donations here.