Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation Opening
May 4 @ 10:00 am– May 7 @ 5:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
American Museum of Natural History’s new Gilder Center features new exhibition galleries and one-of-a-kind experiences among spectacular cave-like architecture connecting to the rest of the museum’s four floors. Explore a soaring space with floor-to-ceiling collections displays and an insectarium featuring 18 live species, pinned specimens, e world’s largest displays of live leafcutter ants, a large-scale, immersive hive and interactive digital exhibits.
In the Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium, mingle with up to 1,000 free-flying butterflies among lush vegetation in tropical temperature year-round (additional $4-$6 admission).
Explore how all life on Earth is connected, leading into an immersive, interactive experience that reveals a variety of connections at all scales, from the roots of the rainforest to the human brain in Invisible Worlds (additional $4-$6 admission).
General admission is pay-what-you-wish for NY, NJ & CT residents.
Stories in Stone: LGBTQ+ Memorials
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Living History: Celebrate Juneteenth
Interact with historical interpreters and celebrate Juneteenth and honor the end of American chattel slavery on June 19, 1865. Learn all about the origins of the celebration, how it has changed over time, and the many local traditions connected with the holiday. Learn how to make a Juneteenth flag and how people set their Juneteenth…More info