Museum Events 2/7 and 2/8 Include Natural Histories, Black History Celebration

News posts

Take a break from the snow, with some happenings at the Museum this weekend...

Give Your Voice: Honor Black History

At Saturday's celebration of Black History month, watch musical performances from the Young People's Chorus of New York City; see dance performances and participate in dance workshops; play the ever-popular game of mancala; and more. 

Enter the Museum at 77th Street for Give Your Voice: Honor Black History. The event is free for Members or with Museum admission. Learn more.

Kwanzaa 2013 Image

Young People's Chorus of New York City, Photo by S. Berger

Reading Signals in the Natural World

It's not easy being green... But it's awesome being yellow. Or red. Or orange. In the natural world, many different animal species use bright colors and patterns to advertise the fact that they would make a horrible snack. Learn more, and see live frogs, caterpillars, and others in the The Power of Poison.

Learn more about the exhibition here, and in a video, which explains more about the use of "warning colors" in animals. 

Natural Histories

This visually rich exhibition includes fine reproductions from the Museum's Rare Book collections of some of the most important works of natural history over the past 500 years.

Learn more about Natural Histories, on the Museum's first floor near the LeFrak Theater, here.

Natural Histories - Rhino

Iconic woodcut by Albert Dürer

Tags: Weekends