Tuesday, August 10, 2021





There’s more to the Museum than what you see in our halls. The sampling of videos below will have you chasing comets in outer space, slipping beneath the ocean waves, and marveling at signature specimens in our newly reopened Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals. You can find all these and more on our video page and on YouTube.




Computer image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Follow the Rosetta Mission in 360º

What does it take to land on a comet? After a 10-year chase, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft found its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and gathered new information that will fuel scientific inquiry for years to come. Come along for the ride with the Rosetta mission, which is featured in the Hayden Planetarium Space Show Worlds Beyond Earth, in this 360º video.





The Singing Stone on display

Discover the Stories Behind Three Massive Minerals

A giant bubble from 130 million years ago. A stone that once “sang.” And a fluorescent slab from across the Hudson River. Hear the origin stories of three show-stopping mineral specimens now on view in the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals in a new video featuring Museum President Ellen Futter and Curator George Harlow.





Close up of the Andros Coral Reef Diorama

Go Behind the Scenes for the Making of the Andros Coral Reef Diorama

Dive into the history of one of the most iconic dioramas at the Museum with artist Stephen Quinn and travel back in time to the 1920s, when Museum expeditions to the Bahamas allowed curators and artists to transplant a coral reef to New York City and then, with tremendous effort, bring it to life for generations of Museum visitors.





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