Science Topics offer access to the Museum’s ongoing work in scientific research, exhibition, and education, with collections of unique digital resources on featured scientific topics that reflect the breadth and depth of the Museum’s mission. With a rotating slate of frequently updated content on everything from conservation to astrophysics, Science Topics reveal the wonders of the natural world and bring the excitement of Museum science and scientists to audiences around the globe.
Support for the development of Science Topics was generously provided by Sidney and Helaine Lerner, GRACE Communications Foundation.
As shoppers and as eaters, we play a critical role in shaping what ends up on our plate and why. Informed choices keep us healthy and help protect ecosystems around the world — along with all the species, including humans, that depend on them.
The massive and awe-inspiring creatures have long played a vital role in the lives of coastal peoples around the world. Drawn from the Museum’s rich archives and collections, the resources below include the story of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life’s beloved blue whale, video about the rarest whale on Earth, and Arctic explorer Herbert Ponting’s chilling account of being hunted by a pod of killer whales. Don't miss the special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, opening March 23rd at the Museum.