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Periodical Cicadas at the Museum

Periodical Cicadas at the Museum

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While much of the Eastern seaboard is getting prepared for the coming of the 17-year periodical cicadas, Manhattanites may miss the show. (The cicadas have virtually never been recorded on this urban island.) But starting Wednesday, May 22, you can see periodical cicadas on the Upper West Side, here at the Museum.

Tags: Invertebrates

Museum Youth Advisory Mission 2613: Write a Want Ad

Museum Youth Advisory Mission 2613: Write a Want Ad

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The Museum's Youth Initiatives group has been developing a new Youth Advisory, a group to help us think about how to expand digital programs that teach science here at the Museum. The Youth Advisory's recent mission: to write a Want Ad that telegraphs what you want from digital-media infused science programs at the American Museum of Natural History.

Tags: Digital Learning

The Museum's Blue Whale Model

The Museum's Blue Whale Model

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When the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life re-opened to the public in 2003, the newly renovated gallery was transformed: 14 dioramas, some first built in the 1930s, had been restored, and brand-new ecosystem displays highlighted the diversity of ocean habitats and the species that lived together within them. The blue-whale model, on display since 1969, was renovated, too.

Tags: Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, Whales, Blue whale

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