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Discovery Squad Tour: Hall of Pacific Peoples

Sunday, December 20, 2020

View of display cases in the foreground with the moai cast visible at the end of the hall. The Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples.
M. Shanley/© AMNH

Enjoy a unique 45-minute virtual tour designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, developed in collaboration with the Seaver Autism Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Explore the cultures of the South Pacific, from small islands and nations to the continent of Australia. Discover the diverse collection of artifacts on display, including elaborately painted and adorned dance masks from northern New Ireland, part of Papua New Guinea, and intricately detailed shadow puppets from Java, an island of Indonesia.

The program is free and open to all ages but geared towards children ages 5 to 14. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Programs are subject to change.

 

Support for accessibility initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History has been provided by the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation.