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Science Sense Tour: Diorama Construction

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Enjoy a unique one-hour virtual program designed for individuals who are blind or partially sighted and their families, led by a specially trained Museum tour guide.

From animal taxidermy to flower preparation, take a virtual journey through the Museum to discover how world-famous dioramas are created. Through extensive verbal description using hall images, learn how dioramas are constructed, explore diorama foregrounds, and discuss the work of the background painters.

Some dioramas discussed will be from the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the Sanford Hall of North American Birds, and the Warburg Hall of New York State Environment.

The program is free. 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.