Museum's Milstein Science Series Kicks Off March 10
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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 Milstein Science Series presents afternoon programs that give families a chance to interact with scientists, discover amazing animals, and celebrate science under the iconic blue whale of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. These programs, which are free with Museum admission, include presentations about current research, hands-on activity stations for children and parents, film screenings, and special performances.
This year’s Milstein Science Series kicks off on Sunday, March 10, from 11am-4pm with “Ocean Eats!,” which explores the relationship between humans and the oceans, from cultural traditions and fishing practices to sustainable seafood and tips on becoming a steward of the seas.
Upcoming Milstein Science Series events will highlight efforts to save the wild oyster reefs of New York Harbor (Shellshocked, March 10, 5 pm), an exploration of island biodiversity (Island Life, April 14, 11 am-4 pm), a new film that follows Museum scientists John Sparks and David Gruber beneath the waves to visit coral reefs of the Solomon Islands (Reefs Illuminated, April 14-May 3), and an exciting program all about cetaceans (Whales, May 19, 11 am-4 pm).
For a calendar of events and more program information, visit: http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/families/milstein-science-series
The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Paul and Irma Milstein Family.
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life