Weekend Roundup: Happy Holidays
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This Sunday is Christmas, one of just two days a year that the Museum is closed.
But don’t let that keep you from joining us on Saturday or Monday. The one-of-a-kind Origami Holiday Tree will be decked out in fine form, and there is lots to see on your holiday weekend.
Want to get away? We’ve got you covered. Enjoy the sight of hundreds of moths and butterflies flitting through tropical greenery at The Butterfly Conservatory, one of the city’s favorite places to get a taste of the tropics without leaving the five boroughs.
Stressed out by visiting family and last minute shopping? There’s nothing like a trip to the Hayden Planetarium to put things in perspective. After a screening of the Museum’s award-winning Space Show Dark Universe, hosting the in-laws won’t seem like such a big deal.
And remember, the last day to see the amazing special exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us is Monday, January 2. Don’t miss this show, which traces the evolutionary history of modern birds—from biology to behavior—all the way back to ancient dinosaurs like Yutyrannus huali, a ferocious, feathered relative of Tyrannosaurus rex. You’ll never look at a holiday turkey the same way again!