Exploring the Ocean’s Glow, Butterflies, and More: Weekend 5/3 and 5/4
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It’s spring! Make it a Museum weekend this May 3 and 4.
Milstein Science Series Video Installation: Capturing the Ocean’s Glow
This month, enjoy an immersive, 360-degree film in the Geodome where you’ll discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes captured on spectacular footage from a recent Museum expedition to the Solomon Islands.
Learn more about the video installation, which plays continuously during Museum hours in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Free with admission.
Adventuress: The Virgin Voyage
Love old wooden boats and tales of adventure on the high seas? Join us this Sunday at 3 pm for a free lecture about a 1913 Museum expedition aboard the schooner Adventuress. Library Director Tom Baione tells the story of famed explorer Roy Chapman Andrews setting sail in search of the elusive bowhead whale. Baione’s talk will feature archival photographs from the Museum’s collections.
RSVP for the free lecture, which happens on Sunday, May 4, at 3 pm.
The Power of Poison
Though poison as a topic may sound somewhat sinister, The Power of Poison exhibition highlights many surprisingly positive facets of poisons in nature, human health, and medicine. After all, poison allows plants and animals to protect themselves, provides medicines to treat human diseases, and has long inspired fanciful tales of magical transformation.
There is more to poison than meets the eye: come explore the topic at The Power of Poison.
The Butterfly Conservatory
It’s always sunny and warm in the Butterfly Conservatory, where you can mingle with hundreds of live butterflies in a special glasshouse filled with tropical plants.
Purchase tickets here.