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Come to the Museum This Weekend: Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Fall is here, and weather's looking good (if stormy) in NYC. Making your weekend plans? Here are a few of the goings-on at the Museum:

In the IMAX Theater:

Plucky, persevering Penguins, in a giant-screen film narrated by Sir David Attenborough, about the challenging, exhilarating life of a King Penguin on the island of South Georgia, near Antarctica. Learn more.


On Exhibit:

The wild and wonderful world of whales! The special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep is open and filled with interactives for children; massive and amazing whale skeletons; and artifacts and fossils that tell the story of the evolution of these still-mysterious mammals. Buy tickets and read more.

Skeletons of whale ancestors

See skeletons of early whales cast from fossils in Whales: Giants of the Deep.

© Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008


In the Grand Gallery:

Spectacular! A 130-million-year-old, 1,000 pound stibnite (a mineral that is a compound of the elements antimony and sulfur, which occasionally forms nests of delicate, six-sided crystals) and some other rare jewels of the Museum's collections are on view in the Museum's Grand Gallery, on the Museum's first floor. Free for Members or with Museum admission.

Stibnite with children in Grand Gallery

A spectactular stibnite, now on display in the Museum's Grand Gallery. 

© AMNH/R. Mickens


Coming Soon:

Next Tuesday, September 24, tune in to the electromagnetic spectrum—and all the light we humans can't see, in an Astronomy Live program, Multiwavelength Universe, with educator Brian Levine and astrophysicist Emily Rice. Purchase tickets. 

Multiwavelength Universe

A Multi-Wavelength View of Radio Galaxy Hercules A

NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


Learn about more upcoming events here.

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