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Plus, tomorrow: discover the role of volcanoes
Creatures of Light: Nature’s
extraordinary animals—and other organisms—that blink, glow,
flash, and glitter in the immersive exhibition Creatures of
Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, which opens June 2. Reserve
your tickets at amnh.org beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, May 19.
Free for Members.
Why is Venus not Earth’s twin? Tomorrow 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.
Do you remember the Museum’s giant
glittering amethyst geode? Now there are two of them—in
the new Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and
Minerals, which open June 12! The second geode, which
stands 9 feet tall and weighs around 12,000 pounds (5,440
kg), will be on view at the entrance to the redesigned
halls, which showcase one of the world’s most important
collections of gems and minerals.
Now showing in the Museum’s LeFrak Theater: Volcanoes:
The Fires of Creation, an adrenaline-packed
exploration of how volcanoes shape the world we know.
Dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in
Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, visit the
incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia, and more
in this giant-screen film. Free for Members.
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.