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We hope you and your loved ones continue to be safe and healthy as we navigate the pandemic.
In accordance with the recent New York City vaccination requirement, visitors must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Museum. Beginning today, Wednesday, August 25, visitors ages 12 and above must show proof of vaccination. See the Health and Safety requirements on our website for additional details, including accepted forms of proof of vaccination. Facial coverings remain required for all visitors ages 2 and up. Continue reading American Museum of Natural History Outlines Vaccination Requirements at the Museum→
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Featuring immersive visualizations of distant worlds, groundbreaking space missions, and breathtaking scenes depicting the evolution of our solar system, the American Museum of Natural History’s new Hayden Planetarium Space Show Worlds Beyond Earth, will open January 21, 2020, as part of the Museum’s 150th anniversary celebration. Worlds Beyond Earth takes viewers on an exhilarating journey that reveals the surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet possible.
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to narrate Worlds Beyond Earth. Nyong’o’s acclaimed film work includes Us (2019), Black Panther (2018), The Jungle Book (2016), Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), and 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is also the narrator for the six-part wildlife docuseries Serengeti (2019).
Worlds Beyond Earth is produced by a team that includes Earth and planetary scientists, science visualization experts, and artists, and was developed using data from sources such as SPICE (Spacecraft Planet Instrument C-matrix Events)—the system used by NASA and other space agencies for designing and documenting solar system exploration missions. With brilliant visualizations shown on the world’s most advanced planetarium projection system, Worlds Beyond Earth whisks viewers away on an adventure across the solar system, from our planetary cousins Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, where worlds of ice and gas like Saturn, Jupiter, and their moons reveal active volcanoes and buried oceans. Continue reading Hayden Planetarium Announces New Space Show “Worlds Beyond Earth”→
The Christmas Season is in full sway in New York City and I will not be lying when I say that it’s one of my favorite times of the year because everything is so beautifully decorated and lit up for all to enjoy. One of the “Holiday Hobbies” I’ve had for a couple of years now, has been my annual “Christmas Tree Hunt” and this initiative involves me trekking around our metropolis to assorted locations where some nicely done trees are set up. The hope is to snap a few photos for the website and our social networks and maybe even help spark the townies to do something similar and show the tourists that there is more than the massive Rockefeller Center tree to enjoy. This year I’ll be using my Samsung point and shoot along with my Galaxy Note 8 and I’ll start the adventure with the origami tree that is set up in the incredible American Museum of Natural History but first we are greeted by a dinosaur.
This beautiful tree features tons of origami art and these hand-crafted decorations all depict sea life. I’ve secured a few different angles on this “Oceans Of Origami” presentation. It was awesome to see in person and I hope that this inspires you to come to the museum and explore.