Family and Childrens Programs

Meet the Scientist: Zac Calamari

February 4, 2017 - February 4, 2017

Zac smiles and wears a hat and sunglasses as he sits on the desert sand, his pick-axe on the ground nearby.

Crowning Glories: Horns, Antlers, and Other Headgear

Horns, antlers, ossicones, and pronghorns of even-toed hoofed mammals are an evolutionary mystery. They appear to have evolved multiple times, but new ideas about how the different hoofed mammal families are related to each other are allowing us to re-examine this question and include new information about genetics and development.

Zac Calamari, a Ph.D. degree candidate at the Museum's Richard Gilder Graduate School, will describe the basic differences between the bony structures hoofed mammals grow from their heads and how paleontologists study ancient life.


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.