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March 2020 Programs at the Museum

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Will March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb? Time will tell, but one thing is for sure: the Museum is the best place to wait out the coming of spring.

Break out of the winter doldrums with The Nature of Colora new immersive and interactive exhibition, opening March 9, that explores color and how it helps us make sense of the world.

Learn about sea turtle navigation at this month’s SciCafe or investigate our own wonderful brains at Neuroscience Night. The human brain is also the subject every Saturday and Sundays when you drop into the hands-on learning space in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, including during special sessions March 21 and March 22.

And finally, delve into an upcoming mission to Mars or find out how scientists predict solar weather at programs in the Hayden Planetarium.


Permanent Hall Sackler Educational Laboratory (pre-covid) The Sackler Lab is temporarily closed. Event Frontiers Lecture: Mars Madness Join mission scientist Jack Mustard in the Hayden Planetarium, where he'll discuss the upcoming mission to the Red Planet. Monday, March 2, 2020 Event SciCafe: Sea Turtles and Geomagnetic Navigation Learn how sea turtles' geomagnetic navigation systems help them find their way around the ocean. Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Event Member Preview Days: The Nature of Color See The Nature of Color before it opens to the public during Member Preview Days March 6-8. Friday–Sunday, March 6-8 Student Programs Adventures in Science Classes Immerse your kid in science workshops that introduce scientific disciplines through hands-on investigation. Pre-K–5. Event SciChat: Inside Earth Hang out with geologist Emily Hopper and hear what seismic waves have to tell us about volcanoes, earthquakes, and more! Saturday, March 14 Tour Discovery Squad Tour In this free program designed for families affected by autism spectrum disorders, children join guides in the permanent halls. Event Hall Tour: Predator and Prey Go on a tour with an experienced Museum guide and learn about the complex relationship between predator and prey. Sunday, March 15, 2020 Event Neuroscience Night: Our Wonderful Brain Mix and mingle with a glass of wine in hand—and discover things you never knew about the brain. Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Sold Out Tour Sign Language Tour–Fossils Tour At this signed and spoken tour, visitors who use American Sign Language discover the fourth floor fossil halls. Event Brain Awareness Weekend Drop-In Join neuroscientists leading informal discussions, and explore thee systems responsible for memory, sensation, movement. Saturday, March 21–Sunday, March 22, 2020 Event Astronomy Live: Hit by the Sun Join Carter Emmart to learn how scientists predict solar weather in order to protect astronauts and spacecraft. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | Sold Out Event Member Spring Bird Walks in Central Park Join a Museum ornithologist on a walking tour to observe the vibrant spring migration of birds in Central Park. Eight Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays, March 31–May 22, 2020