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June 21-22: Sleepovers, Sharks, and Butterflies

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Celebrate the summer solstice—which this year falls on Saturday, June 21—by spending some of those long daylight hours at the Museum.

Sleep Under the Blue Whale

The longest day of the year deserves a great night. Registration is still open for Saturday's Night at the Museum sleepover, which includes a flashlight fact-finding mission, a screening of a giant-screen film in the LeFrak Theater, and more—plus camping out under the blue whale, next to the trumpeting elephants, or at the base of a volcanic formation for the night. Find more details here.

hol sleepover picture

Last Chance to See Butterflies 

The Butterfly Conservatory is closing after this weekend--so be sure to stop by and see the latest addition, the ruddy daggerwing (Marpesia petreus), named for the striking tails on its hindwing. It's the species first-ever appearance in the vivarium, where it joins approximately 500 other butterflies.

Ruddy Daggerwing
Ruddy daggerwing (Marpesia petreus)

An Afternoon with the Sharks 

The Milstein Science Series closes out the season with a family-friendly program all about sharks. Visit the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life from 11 am to 4 pm to find out about shark anatomy, talk to shark scientists, play games, and examine shark and ray specimens from the Museum's scientific collection. Click here for the day's schedule of events.

Great White Shark swimming in a school of other fish.
Image Credit: Terry Gross

Milstein Science Series: Sharks is free with Museum admission.

Find out about other upcoming events by visiting the Museum's calendar.