Things to Do at the Museum This Weekend: September 14 and September 15, 2013

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Looking for things to do this weekend in NYC? Here are a few highlights at the Museum:

On Exhibit:

Closing soon! Journey to the Stars, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show that introduces viewers to the life and death of stars, is closing at the end of the October after a great run. See it before it closes.

Closing soon! Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large. Free for Members or with Museum admission. Learn more about this large-format photographic exhibition of beautiful moths in a blog post.

Test Luna Moth

© Jim des Rivieres

For all open exhibitions, visit

For families and children:

Visit the Sackler Educational Laboratory, located on the Museum's first floor inside the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, to handle casts of hominid skulls, learn about DNA, and ask a scientist your questions. For families with children ages 8 and up. Open every weekend: Saturday and Sunday, Noon–5 pm. Learn more.

Open extended hours! The Discovery Room offers interactives and hands-on activities for children ages 5–12. Weekend hours, 10:30 am–1:30 pm and 2:15–5:10 pm. Learn more.

Discovery Room Dig Pit Hero Image

For Members:

Members, there's still time to sign up for Birding at Brigantine, a field trip to a wildlife refuge in southern New Jersey to see migrating shorebirds, this Saturday, September 14. Sign up before Friday at 5 pm. Learn more.

Egret Brigantine

Via Wikimedia Commons/Magnus Manske

For more happenings at the Museum, visit And have a great weekend!

P.S. Starting Monday, September 16, there's still time to sign up for an amazing five-week, expert-led course for adults about what happens in the brain when we watch and play sports. Learn about the neuroscience of fan-dom, the real science behind concussions, and more. Sign up. 

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