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.

2016-2017 Event Dates

  • December 3, 2016
  • February 4, 2017
  • April 1, 2017
  • June 3, 2017

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Meet the Scientist

Dr. Ana Luz Porzecanski & Dr. Angelo Soto-Centeno

“Introducing an Extraordinary Island”

Saturday, December 3rd
Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm

Ana in the field

Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, lies less than 100 miles south of Miami. Yet the beauty and wonder of its unique landscapes has not been experienced by most Americans. Join Dr. Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation here at the AMNH, and her colleague Dr. Angelo Soto-Centeno, as they describes their latest adventures exploring the biodiversity of Cuba’s Humboldt National Park alongside both American and Cuban scientists. Learn how a new era of collaboration has helped Ana to bring Cuba to life for New Yorkers as the co-curator of our new ¡Cuba! exhibition.   

Get to know Dr. Porzecanski and her work:

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