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Guest Docent Tours

A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum. 

Free with RSVP for Members or with Museum admission. RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion, open to the public, with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.


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Natalie Jeremijenko
9 am and Noon 

Natalie Jeremijenko is a multidisciplinary artist and scientist whose work spans physics, neuroscience, biochemistry, and precision engineering. 

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Tours will culminate in a discussion, open to the public, with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.


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Alexis Rockman
10 am and 2 pm 

Alexis Rockman is a painter and New York native whose work explores biodiversity and imagines futuristic landscapes in a world affected by climate change.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Tours will culminate in a discussion, open to the public, with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.


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Lynette Wallworth
11 am and 6 pm

Lynette Wallworth is an innovative filmmaker celebrated for her use of emerging technologies and explorations of the natural world and indigenous cultures in her native Australia.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

The 11 am tour will culminate in a discussion, open to the public, with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe. The 6 pm tour will begin with the discussion.


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Simon Critchley
1 and 5 pm

The noted professor of politics, ethics, and aesthetics leads philosophical bird walks through the halls with Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet. Co-presented with the Onassis Cultural Center New York. 

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Tours will culminate in a discussion, open to the public, with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.


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N. K. Jemisin
3 pm and 7 pm 

N. K. Jemisin is the Hugo Award-winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy, best known for speculative fiction often explores how climate and natural disasters shape dystopian futures.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Tours will culminate in a discussion, open to the public, with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.


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Future of Seafood
4 pm

Tour the Museum’s marine exhibits with research scientist Erik Olsen from the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, Pete Malinowski, executive director of the Billion Oyster Project, and research scientist Robert Newton of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and learn about ocean stewardship while tasting the fare from local sustainable fisheries in this unique moveable feast and roving discussion.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Tours will culminate in a discussion, open to the public, with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.


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