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Identical twins have the exact same genes, but their fingerprints are unique.

Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly.

Fireflies aren't flies at all. They're beetles!

Many sauropods grew new teeth as often as once a month, as old ones wore out.

Antarctica is a continent surrounded by ocean. The Arctic is the opposite, an expanse of ocean surrounded by continents.

If melted, the ice sheets covering Antarctica would raise global sea level by almost 70 meters (230 feet).

"Shooting stars" are actually meteors.

Some meteorites are as old as the solar system.

Koalas are not bears. They're marsupials and are more closely related to kangaroos.

Half a million neurons form every minute during the first five months in the womb.

Some meteorites are small pieces of the moon. 

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Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Awesome in their destructive power, these natural events remind us that we are small and vulnerable—and that living on this dynamic planet will always entail risk.

November 14, 2014 - August 9, 2015

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The Butterfly Conservatory

Dense humidity, lush green plants, and tropical butterflies of every color filling the room—who'd guess this is New York City in the middle of winter?

November 1, 2014 - May 25, 2015

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Life at the Limits

Discover incredible adaptations that allow life to thrive even in the most unlikely places on Earth.

April 4, 2015 - January 3, 2016

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Earthquakes: Tremors from Below

Earthquakes are happening all the time. What causes them? And how do scientists study our planet's movements?

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Volcanoes: Magma Rising

Why do some volcanoes explode with the force of a bomb, and others spill gently flowing lava? Find out!

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Carly's Adventures in Wasp Land

In this comic book series, follow Carly as she transforms from insect-hater to entomologist, shrink down to wasp-size, make new winged friends, and more!

 

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The Butterfly Kingdom

Explore why these fluttering insects are so fascinating. And learn how to pronounce "butterfly" in Chinese.

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Early Childhood and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History provides exciting science learning opportunities for young children and families through OLogy, the Discovery Room, the Science and Nature Program, and Public Programs.
 
Support for Early Childhood and Family Learning has been provided by the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, Mona and Ravi Sinha.
 
Additional funding has been provided by Joyce and Bob Giuffra, John and Amy Griffin, and Valerie and Wright Ohrstrom.

The initial development of OLogy was made possible by a generous grant from the Louis Calder Foundation.

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