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Columbus Day Weekend Highlights: Butterflies, Comic Con

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Looking for things to do this Columbus Day Weekend in NYC? Here are a few Museum-related highlights:

Comic Con:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Narrating Dark Universe Interior
© AMNH/D. Finnin

Heading to Comic Con this weekend (at the Javitz Center)? We're at Booth #761, previewing the new Space Show, Dark Universe, in the 13-foot-tall, 25-foot-diameter GeoDome.  Narrated by Neil de Grasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, the show provides quite astonishing new views of the Milky Way Galaxy, Jupiter's atmosphere, and enigmatic dark matter and dark energy.  The show opens at the Museum Saturday, November 2.

Watch a sneak peak here.

Opens this Weekend: Butterflies!

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter alights at the Museum starting Saturday. See tropical butterflies—up to 500 of them—as you walk through a specially built conservatory filled with the nectar-filled plants the insects feed on. If you're lucky, a butterfly (or, perhaps, a moth) may alight on your shoulder during your visit. 

Heliconius melpomene butterfly perched on a fern with its orange, black, and white wings folded back

A video gives a hint of the experience. 

To purchase tickets and learn more, click here.

For Members: Birding in Prospect Park

Prospect Park Lullwater
Dave Smith 

Go on a birding expedition—in the wilds of Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet leads you to the park’s birding hot spots such as Lookout Hill, the Peninsula, the Lullwater, the Midwood, the Vale of Cashmere, and Prospect Lake. You may even see southbound raptors.

To purchase tickets today, click here. Till 5 pm, you can also call 212-769-5200 to purchase tickets.