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November 2019 Programs at the Museum

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Kick off November by celebrating Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Museum's family-friendly festival featuring Oaxacan dance and music, mask-making, and an artisan marketplace. 

Explore the Big Bang and our intergalactic neighborhood in the Hayden Planetarium, take in a SciCafe on climate change and sea-level rise, and catch a special lecture on how scientists study distant earthquakes.

And join us to usher in the holiday season at the unveiling of this year's Origami Holiday TreeT. rex and Friends: History in the Making.

Walks, Tours, and Drop Ins Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room Science & culture for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers—each week highlights natural science or a cultural theme. Event Day of the Dead Celebrate Día de Muertos in this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animal species. Saturday, November 2, 2019 Event SciChat: Exploring the Deep Sea Join Mercer Brugler, a deep-sea evolutionary biologist that uses DNA to reveal new species of black coral. Saturday, November 2, 2019 Event Frontiers Lecture: The First Seconds of the Universe Dan Hooper explores what scientists know about the very first seconds - and fractions of a second - after the Big Bang. Monday, November 4, 2019 Event Discovery Room The Discovery Room is now on its school-year schedule. Passes for 40-minute sessions are available at the entrance. Through July 1, 2020 Event SciCafe: Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels Paleoclimatologist Maureen Raymo on evidence for climate change, and how ice sheets and sea level changed in the past. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Event Sleepover: A Night at the Museum Spend an unforgettable night at the Museum. Bring a sleeping bag and a pillow - plus a flashlight to explore! Friday, March 6, 2020 Event Hall Tour: Natural History of New York City Examine New York City's ecology and geology with an expert guide. Saturday, November 9, 2019 Event Origami Folding Fun Sessions: November 2019 Come to the Museum to learn the art of paper folding with members of OrigamiUSA. Sunday, November 10, 2019 Event Past Earthquakes, Present Hazards How do scientists understand earthquakes that occurred in the distant past? Geophysicist Susan Hough will explain. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Tour Discovery Squad Tour In this free program designed for families affected by autism spectrum disorders, children join guides in the permanent halls. Event Member Celebration Night November is for Members! Join us for this special celebration night and much more! Saturday, November 16, 2019 | Sold Out Exhibit The Origami Holiday Tree One of New York’s most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree returns November 25. November 25, 2019 — January 12, 2020 Event Astronomy Live: Traveling the Neighborhood Explore the worlds within our local galactic neighborhood with presenters Brian Levine and Jana Grcevich. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Event Frontiers Lecture: X-Ray Astronomy David Helfand uses the Chandra X-ray Observatory to observe remote objects, from nearby stars to distant quasars. Monday, December 2, 2019