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Identification Day

May 9, 2015

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Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the Museum celebrates natural history collections by inviting visitors to bring in their own specimens to the annual Identification Day. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries while showing you some specimens from the Museum's rarely seen collections. 


Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species | Noon-4pm

In conjunction with the Museum's new exhibition, discover objects from the Museum's collections that showcase the incredible adaptations that allow life to thrive even in the most unlikely places on Earth. Watch a video about the exhibition:

Shelf Life: A New Series for Curious Minds | 1-4pm

Dive deep inside the new web series, Shelf Life, with producer Erin Chapman and featured Museum scientists. Watch the Shelf Life trailer:

Digital Collections and the Digital Universe | 5pm

Immerse yourself in the world’s largest cosmic atlas with Director of Astrovisualization, Carter Emmart. Watch a video about that atlas:

American Museum of Natural History

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New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

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except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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