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Exploring the Ocean’s Glow, Butterflies, and More: Weekend 5/3 and 5/4

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It’s spring! Make it a Museum weekend this May 3 and 4.

Milstein Science Series Video Installation: Capturing the Ocean’s Glow

This month, enjoy an immersive, 360-degree film in the Geodome where you’ll discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes captured on spectacular footage from a recent Museum expedition to the Solomon Islands.

Learn more about the video installation, which plays continuously during Museum hours in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Free with admission. 

Explore21: Glowing corals imaged from Sub
Glowing corals in the sea, photographed from within the Triton submarine

Adventuress: The Virgin Voyage

Love old wooden boats and tales of adventure on the high seas? Join us this Sunday at 3 pm for a free lecture about a 1913 Museum expedition aboard the schooner Adventuress. Library Director Tom Baione tells the story of famed explorer Roy Chapman Andrews setting sail in search of the elusive bowhead whale. Baione’s talk will feature archival photographs from the Museum’s collections.

Roy Chapman Andrews Adventuress 1913
Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the Adventuress, 1913
© AMNH Library

The Power of Poison 

Though poison as a topic may sound somewhat sinister, The Power of Poison exhibition highlights many surprisingly positive facets of poisons in nature, human health, and medicine. After all, poison allows plants and animals to protect themselves, provides medicines to treat human diseases, and has long inspired fanciful tales of magical transformation.

There is more to poison than meets the eye: come explore the topic at The Power of Poison.

Snow White in The Power of Poison
How did the red apple poison Snow White? Find out more about poison in myth and legend, in The Power of Poison.
© AMNH/R. Mickens

The Butterfly Conservatory  

It’s always sunny and warm in the Butterfly Conservatory, where you can mingle with hundreds of live butterflies in a special glasshouse filled with tropical plants.