Come to the Museum This Weekend, 11/2 and 11/3: New Space Show Opens at the Museum, Butterflies, and More

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Lots going on this weekend, including the Butterfly Conservatory, the Natural Histories exhibition of lovely scientific illustrations, and the opening on Saturday, November 2, of a transporting new Space Show, Dark Universe.

Opening Saturday, November 2:

Dark Universe

"There's something for everybody," writes Dennis Overbye in his enthusiastic review of the show in today's New York Times. For a sneak peak, watch a panel with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Curator Mordecai Mac Low, and Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and others who worked on Dark Universe about creating this latest Space Show, including new visualizations of the Milky Way galaxy, dark matter, and dark energy.

Visit for more information.

Open Now:

The Butterfly Conservatory is open and a-flutter with hundreds of tropical butterflies.

A little girl uses a magnifying glass to look at a butterfly perched on an orange slice held by an adult.

Coming Soon:

It's not too late to sign up for a new course for adults starting Monday, November 4, all about the nature of drugs and poisons—and how they affect the human body. Learn more here about Pick Your Poison: Mind-Altering Drugs, Malicious Microbes, and Medications. 

Cup of Coffee Wikimedia Commons

From Monday−Friday 9 am to 5 pm, call 212-769-5200 for tickets, or visit 

P.S. And don't forget! The end of daylight savings is finally here—set your clocks to "fall back" an hour before going to bed Saturday night. 

Tags: Weekends