Discovery Room

Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

Through June 3, 2017

On select Saturday afternoons throughout the school year, children 7 years old and older are invited to join us upstairs in the Discovery Room for a chance to talk with an AMNH scientist as they share their passion for science and fascinating findings with us. Space is limited and tickets are distributed at the Discovery Room on a first-come, first-served basis for sessions at 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45.

2017 Event Dates

  • February 4, 2017
  • April 1, 2017
  • June 3, 2017

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Meet the Scientist

Zac Calamari

“Crowning Glories: Horns, Antlers, and Other Headgear”

Saturday, February 4th
Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm

Zac Calamari in the field

Horns, antlers, ossicones, and pronghorns of even-toed hoofed mammals are an evolutionary mystery. They appear to have evolved multiple times, but new ideas about how the different hoofed mammal families are related to each other are allowing us to re-examine this question and include new information about genetics and development. Zac Calamari, PhD Candidate in the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History, will describe the basic differences between the bony structures hoofed mammals grow from their heads and how paleontologists study ancient life.

Take a tour of the Hall of North American Mammals with Zac:

Meet the Scientist programs are for visitors 7 years old and older.