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Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

Through June 6, 2015

On Saturday February 7th, visitors 7 and older can chat with scientists and learn how they became interested in their fields.  Contact for more details.


Aki Watanabe
"Contemplating Dinosaurs"
Saturday, February 7th in the Discovery Room
Sessions at 2:15pm, 3:00pm, and 3:45pm


Aki Watanabe

You dig dinosaurs, and so does Aki Watanabe, a paleontology student at the Richard Guilder Graduate School at AMNH. He uses 3-D printing technology to reconstruct the brains of long extinct animals and determine how these critical organs evolved over time. Join us to learn how and why he became a paleontologist, what it’s like to find fossils from the deserts of Mongolia to sheer cliffs of Romania, and the geeky thrill of seeing a dinosaur brain for the first time.



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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