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January 2019 Programs at the American Museum of Natural History

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Happy new year! You're invited to join us at the Museum to kick off 2019. Here's a glimpse of what's on this month.

Get back to nature when you see the giant-screen film Backyard Wilderness, showing in 2D and 3D in the LeFrak Theater. You are sure to come away eager to explore wildlife right outside your door, including animal babies galore. You don’t even have to unplug to do it! The teen in this story uses her cell phone to tell the story of salamanders migrating to a breeding pond in spring.

The spectacular Origami Holiday Tree: Oceans of Origami—inspired by the exhibition Unseen Oceanswill be up through Sunday, January 13, with volunteers from OrigamiUSA on hand nearby to guide you through the art of making a paper model.

For an extra-special treat this month, consider a cozy winter camping trip on A Night at the Museum Sleepover. There are three dates available—January 4, 19, and January 25—for children ages 6–13 to enjoy roaming the halls with flashlights after hours before settling down under the blue whale, amid African mammals, or at the base of a volcanic formation.

And remember, ever Friday the Discovery Room features Gateway Storytime for preschoolers and their parents at 10 am and 11 am. Tickets are free for Members or with Museum admission and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis outside the Rose Center/81st Street entrance between 9:45 and 10:05 am. Space is limited so come early!


2D/3D Show Backyard Wilderness Follow a young girl who discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden close to her front door. September 14, 2018 — April 30, 2019 Event A Night at the Museum Sleepover: 1/4/2019 Sleep beneath the blue whale and explore the Museum after hours. Friday, January 4–Saturday January 5 Event SciChat: The Power of Poop Gastroenterologist Ari Grinspan talks about how to keep a healthy gut, and how we can use the power of poop to cure disease! Saturday, January 5, 2019 Event Hall Tour: Birds of the World From the isolated regions of the high Alps to the grasslands and marshes of Argentina's pampas lowlands, see how birds around the... Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Sold Out Event Teen SciCafe: Programming for Pests Camera Ford researches ways to lessen crop destruction by pest populations in the Solomon Islands by building a computer model. Saturday, January 12, 2019 Event Into the Deep: An Immersive Oceans Course Take a deep dive into the science behind the Unseen Oceans exhibition during this five-week immersive course. Five Tuesdays, January 15 - February 12, 2019 | Sold Out Event The Art of Diorama Discover how the Museum’s dioramas are made from start to finish and hear behind-the-scenes stories about how they were made. Six Thursdays, January 24–February 28, 2019 | Sold Out Family Programs AstroDiscoveries: The Solar System (Pre-K) Earth may be our home, but it is just one part of our solar system. Discover the differences between the rocky and gaseous planets...