Discovery Room

Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

October 7, 2017 - June 2, 2018

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.

2017-2018 Event Dates

  • October 7, 2017
  • December 2, 2017
  • February 3, 2018
  • April 7, 2018
  • June 2, 2018

For more information, please contact Information about past programs available below.



Meet the Scientist

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

Lions and Conflicts with Bears, Oh My!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm

Rae crouching with a sedated bear in the field

Black bears are habitat generalists and so can survive in many types of ecosystems across North America. Because of this adaptability, they often overlap with human areas, causing human-bear conflict. Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, conservation scientist in the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, studies the movement patterns and behavior of black bears in order to uncover the causes of this conflict and create recommendations for human-bear coexistence. Join us as Rae discusses her research on black bear interactions and shares pictures, videos, and specimens from the field! 

Join Rae for a tour of the black bear diorama and hear about her fieldwork:


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