This spring, as the Museum celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life, visitors can be transported to remote South Pacific coral reefs, the Cocos Island off Costa Rica, and other fascinating destinations as part of this season’s Milstein Science Series.
The extinction of the Neanderthals nearly 30,000 years ago during the last ice age is one of the great puzzles of human evolution—and one that middle school students can tackle with the help of 3-D digital animation in a Museum program this summer.
Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence, a special exhibition open through January 6, inspired producers at OLogy, the Museum's science website for kids, to record a new version of a song, called "Glowing in the Ocean," for an animated video about bioluminescence. Watch a behind-the-scenes video.
Are crab cakes really made of crab? Do endangered species creep into street markets? How many types of bedbugs live in Brooklyn? These were just three of the dozens of research questions asked by participants in the inaugural New York City Urban Barcode Project, whose first symposium and awards ceremony took place at the Museum last week.