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The Star of India Is on View in the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals!
Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals
celebrated Star of India, the largest gem-quality star sapphire
known, is back on view with the recent opening of the new Allison
and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals! The
precious 563-carat-plus gemstone is among thousands of
specimens from one of the most important collections of gems
and minerals in the world featured in the reimagined galleries.
Free for Members.
This beguiling snake choker, created by
American designer Joel Arthur Rosenthal in 1990 with
his signature blend of pavé-set precious and
semiprecious stones, is among more than 100 precious
animal-inspired jewelry pieces in the special
exhibition Beautiful Creatures in the Melissa
and Keith Meister Gallery, now open in the new Allison
and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals.
Free for Members.
With a few
simple materials and templates from OLogy, the
Museum’s science website for kids, it’s fun and
easy to fashion your own life forms that flash,
blink, or glow from bioluminescent mushrooms to
vampire squid. For inspiration, come to the Museum
for the special exhibition Creatures
of Light, which is 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.
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