Celebrating their 150 years in 2020 with closed doors due to reasons that we are all aware of and no longer want to hear its name, The American Museum of Natural History is clawing its way through your computer screen and into your home. Dinosaurs, wild boars, elephants and a mind-boggling collection of prehistoric animal skeletons, fossils, tribes along with informative, in-depth research that will surprise, entertain and educate with just one click.
Here is what I rediscovered online.
Visit the hauntingly beautiful dioramas and a multitude of displays with a personal and interactive virtual tour. Check out their butterfly collection, insects, mammals and various extinct planet earth as well as those who survive and thrive through conservation efforts.
Here is this week’s line up for online events:
- Tuesday, June 2, 2 pm EDT: Facebook Watch Party – Hall of Primitive Mammals: Silent Tour.
- Wednesday, June 3, 8 pm EDT: Facebook Watch Party – SciCafe: Spider Silk.
- Thursday, June 4, 2 pm EDT: Facebook Watch Party – Scientists at Home: Archaeology Encounter.
- Friday, June 5, 1 pm EDT: YouTube Watch Party: Big Bones and Dino Dig.
- Wed–Sunday Take the OLogy Challenge! Enter this weekly drawing competition for kids.
Note: Check the museum’s website below for the direct links.
There are also video trips through several explorations including my favorites: Venus, Earth and Mars, The Known Universe, The Dinosaurs of Ghost Ranch.
These difficult times have hit the budgets of many businesses and cultural organizations. Please make a donation to the museum if you can. Even the smallest gift could help them reopen for future generations.
Discover: American Museum of Natural History
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