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Despite a forecast of April showers (and snow!) it’s shaping up to be the perfect weekend at the Museum. Come in from the cold to see T.rex’s feathered cousin, meet live penguins, and blast-off into outer space. 

Visit the Dinosaurs Among Us exhibition to see a life-size model of Yutyrannus huali, a fearsome predator and close cousin to T.rex. Like many dinosaurs, Yutyrannus had a shaggy coat of filaments called “proto-feathers.” 

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A Yutyrannus model in Dinosaurs Among Us.
© AMNH/R. Mickens

To learn about the evolutionary transition between dinosaurs and birds, get your tickets here. 

On Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, come to the Museum to explore Wild Antarctica with the Milstein Science Series. Encounter live penguins, participate in hands-on activities, and hear scientists discuss their research on seals, new marine discoveries, and geology beyond the ice. 

A penguin’s densely packed feathers, used to reduce drag underwater, are very different from those of flying birds.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

See a full schedule of the day’s activities here. 

If you still have energy after a busy day, blast-off into outer space in the Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe. Narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson will take you on a journey through the pivotal discoveries that have led scientists to a greater understand of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it. 

Dark Universe Trailer

Dark Universe Trailer

Learn about the show and read about the making of Dark Universe here.