November 15–16: Nature’s Fury Rumbles Into the Museum

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This Saturday is the first day to see the Museum’s new exhibition Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters.

From earthquakes and volcanoes to tornadoes and hurricanes, nature’s forces shape our dynamic planet and often endanger people around the world. Visit Nature's Fury to discover the causes of these natural forces, explore the consequences, and consider the risks they pose.

In a darkened exhibition hall, a boy and a girl lean over a huge lighted map of New York City. The borough of Queens is in the foreground.

Visitors can explore an interactive map of New York City to find out why some parts of the city were particularly vulnerable to Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge in 2012.

© AMNH/D. Finnin

A variety of interactive stations help reveal the processes behind each of these natural phenomena. Visitors can manipulate a model earthquake fault, generate a virtual volcano, stand in the still eye of a roaring tornado, and assess the power of Hurricane Sandy with an interactive map of New York City. 

Watch a video trailer about the exhibition.

Buy tickets to the exhibition here. 

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