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Family Programs Discovery Room The Discovery Room will be open extra morning hours for the winter holiday break from December 26 through December 31. Through January 1, 2020 Courses and Workshops Weekend Drop-In in the Sackler Educational Lab Join us in the Sackler Educational Laboratory to meet scientists and discover cutting-edge research in human evolution. Saturdays and Sundays Courses and Workshops Animal Drawing Join us for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. Eight Thursdays, November 29, 2018–January 17, 2019 | Sold Out Family Programs Meet the Scientist: Alejandro Núñez What happens on the sun? Join Alejandro Núñez as he explains the Sun’s amazing atmosphere where unexpected events take place. Saturday, December 1, 2018 Planetarium Programs Frontiers Lecture: Probing Asteroids in Space Can scientists catch an asteroid in space? Current missions will extract and return samples from the asteroids, helping us un... Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Science Socials SciCafe: End of the Megafauna Until a few thousand years ago, gorilla-sized lemurs and 500-pound birds roamed earth.What caused their disappearance? Museum... Wednesday, December 5, 2018 After-Hours Programs A Night at the Museum Sleepover: 12/15/2018 As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your young campers will head out with flashlights in search of adventures. Saturday, December 15-Sunday, December 16 Courses and Workshops Origami Folding Fun Sessions: December 2018 Come to the Museum to learn the art of paper folding with members of OrigamiUSA! Sunday, December 16, 2018 Planetarium Programs Hayden Special Event: Earthrise, Apollo 8 Join us on a voyage back to 1968 when humans orbited the Moon for the first time and an Apollo 8 crewmember captured Earth fl... Wednesday, December 19 Planetarium Programs Astronomy Live: Winter Solstice and the Year Ahead Celebrate the Solstice and get ready for the cosmic year ahead. Thursday, December 20, 2018 Festivals Kwanzaa 2018 Join us for the Museum’s annual Kwanzaa event, a celebration of African-American heritage rooted in seven principles known as... Saturday, December 29, 2018