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News posts 2017 Holiday Hours and Programs at the Museum The Museum is closed Monday, December 25, but will reopen with regular hours starting Tuesday, December 26. December 22, 2017 News posts Fire Chaser Beetles Sense Heat from Miles Away Beetles of the genus Melanophila use infrared sensing to locate forest fires and find burnt trees in which to lay their eggs. December 22, 2017 News posts When Stars Shine Too Bright, Coronagraph "Sees" Past Glare To improve their view of the universe, astronomers are using special tools to filter out starlight. December 18, 2017 News posts For Squirrel Monkeys, Full-Color Vision is a Female-Only Trait Even within the same species, individuals see the world differently. And among squirrel monkeys, males lack a gene that distinguishes... December 15, 2017 News posts Cephalopods Take Center Stage This Weekend Meet live cephalopods at Sunday’s Milstein Science Series or spend Saturday night under the blue whale. December 8, 2017 News posts December 2017 Programs at the American Museum of Natural History December is a time for celebration at the Museum! Visit our senses-themed Origami Holiday Tree and get ready for a music-filled Kwanzaa... December 1, 2017 News posts Expert Tips for Viewing Sunrise Manhattanhenge and the December SuperMoon Lots to see in the skies this weekend, as the Sun aligns with Manhattan’s street grid at dawn on Saturday and the SuperMoon will... December 1, 2017 News posts Sluggish Sloths Have Little Use for Balance The slow-moving sloth doesn’t have much need for balance. So its internal motion sensor, the inner ear, is deteriorating. December 1, 2017 News posts Find Out What It Takes to Be a Science Teacher at the MAT Program’s Open House You too could spend a summer doing research with Museum scientists while earning a Master’s degree in teaching. November 30, 2017 News posts Thanksgiving Weekend 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History Visit our newest exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience and see Mummies, which is closing in January. November 24, 2017 News posts Why Penguins Can Only Taste Salty and Sour Foods Most vertebrates—including humans—can taste sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami. But penguins seem to have lost the receptors for... November 22, 2017 News posts That Time a Giant Dinosaur Balloon Was Inflated Inside the American Museum of Natural History The Museum is closed on Thursday as the Thanksgiving Day parade kicks off outside our steps on 77th Street. See if you can spot the... November 22, 2017
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