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4/26 and 4/27: Pterosaurs, Dark Universe, and More

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Fly with the pterosaurs this spring weekend, or swoop through the universe in the Neil-deGrasse-Tyson-narrated Dark Universe, the Museum's new Space Show.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

At sixteen feet high when standing on the ground, the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus looks too big to fly—but it did.

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Learn how Quetzalcoatlus and other of the extinct reptiles called pterosaurs were adapted for flight in our newest exhibition, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.

Learn more about pterosaur flight in a video. 


Dark Universe

Watch a probe plunge into the cold, faraway atmosphere of Jupiter; see a rendering of what dark matter might look like (and hear more about whether it exists, and how researchers study it); and much more in Dark Universe, now open in the Dome of the Hayden Planeterium. 

Learn more in a trailer.


Buy tickets to Dark Universe.

Tags: Weekends

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