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Plus, register your middle school student now for a
Fall 2021 science class.
Sea Lions: Life By A WhiskerOpens July 1
In Sea Lions:
Life By A Whisker, a new giant-screen film opening Thursday
at the Museum, meet an endangered Australian sea lion pup named
Otto as she learns to navigate her beautiful but harsh coastal
environment—and follow the efforts of a marine park ranger to
help protect her colony. Free for Members.
Registration for middle school Science
Alliance classes for the 2021–2022 school year is now
open! Book spots for topics in astrophysics,
anthropology, Earth science, and more for students
entering Grades 6, 7, and 8.
IDs Nearby Star Systems That Can “See” Earth
Are we being watched from space? Using data
from the European Space Agency’s Gaia catalog, Museum
astrophysicist Jackie Faherty and Cornell
astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger have found 1,715 star
systems that could have spotted Earth since human
civilization blossomed and another 319 that might over
the next 5,000 years.
Gems in the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals
They are often so polished and perfect it’s
easy to forget that jet, amber, coral, and pearls are
gemstones produced by living organisms! Learn more about
their formation and see spectacular examples in the Allison
and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, now
open. Free for Members.
In the mid-20th century, Italian designer
Duke Fulco di Verdura bought unadorned seashells from the
Museum’s gift shop—and set them with gems and gold to
create brooches like this one. See this beautiful jewel
and more than 100 jewelry pieces inspired by animals in
the special exhibition Beautiful Creatures in the Melissa
and Keith Meister Gallery within the new Allison
and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals.
Free for Members.