From the Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica to the famed Galapagos, oceanic islands foster a vast array of cultures, wondrous biodiversity, and diverse environments. Here, we explore what scientists have learned about island species with a focus on current island discovery, adventure, and cutting-edge science. Experience hands-on activities, scientist talks and a live animal encounter with Zoologist and naturalist Jarod Miller.
11 am–4 pm | Exploration Stations
11 am–4 pm | Message in a Bottle installation by artist Asher Jay.
Noon and 3 pm | Experience a live-animal encounter with zoologist and naturalist Jarod Miller.
1 pm | Meet the Experts-Join scientists Jenny Newell, Christopher Filardi, and Chris Meyer as they discuss island species with a focus on current discoveries, island adventures, and cutting-edge science. Followed by an audience Q&A.
A new film about the work of Museum scientists on South Pacific coral reefs, Reefs Illuminated premieres during the Milstein Science Series: Island Life program at 11 am, and will run continuously until 4 pm. (The film will also run during Museum hours from Monday, April 15, through Friday, May 3.)
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life .
The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.