If you are coming to the Museum on Sunday, May 26, please use one of the following entrances: 79th Street and Central Park West, subway entrance, or Weston Pavilion (Columbus Avenue entrance). The 81st Street entrance will be closed, but the Hayden Planetarium Space Show will be shown on a normal schedule.
The closed-glass Ecosphere, or self-sustaining habitat, explores conditions necessary to sustain life. Algae capture energy from sunlight and, in turn, are eaten by shrimp. The waste from the shrimp then fertilizes the algae.
This area explores where life could exist in the universe and how it might manifest itself on places such as Mars or Jupiter's moon Europa. This ecosphere represents Earth.
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe