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May 2019 Programs at the Museum

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In this merry month of May it’s all things oceans at the day-long, family-friendly Milstein Science Series: Ocean Babies. Plus, new in LeFrak Theater is the giant-screen film Oceans: Our Blue Planet in 2D or 3D.        

And don’t miss a last chance to visit The Butterfly Conservatory, which closes for the season later this month.

Special Exhibition Oceans: Our Blue Planet See untold stories of the ocean's most astonishing animals in daily screenings of this 2D or 3D film. May 1, 2019 — January 5, 2020 Event SciCafe: Why Dinosaurs Matter Join Diego Pol, who discovered The Titanosaur, and learn how paleontologists find fossils, and explore quirky, but profound questions. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Event A Night at the Museum Sleepover: 5/3/2019 Sleep beneath the blue whale and explore the Museum after hours. Friday, May 3 –Saturday, May 4 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 Hall Tour: Milstein Hall of Ocean Life Dive below the surface and travel from vibrant coral reefs to the oceans’ remote depths, and behold more than 750 spectacular marine... Saturday, May 11, 2019 Event Swimming with Giants in 360 Virtually dive into and explore the world under water and sample some of the wonders that await in the Unseen Oceans exhibition. Friday, March 1–Sunday, August 18, 2019 Student Programs Adventures in Science Classes Immersive classes for children in grades Pre-K-5 that cover all areas of Museum science. Event Frontiers Lecture: Cassini, Explorer of the Outer Solar System Planetary scientist Jani Radebaugh discusses the storms and structures the Cassini mission has revealed in Saturn's colorful atmosphere. Monday, May 13, 2019 Event Origami Folding Fun Sessions: May 2019 Come to the Museum to learn the art of paper folding with members of OrigamiUSA! Sunday, May 19, 2019 Event Milstein Science Series: Ocean Babies Learn all about the youngest animals that live beneath the sea at this family-friendly festival, with Main Stage programs hosted... Sunday, May 19, 2019 Event Teen SciCafe: Wild Microbes AMNH Scientist Claudia Wultsch, working with the City University of New York, the Gotham Coyote Project and Panthera are tracking... Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Event Astronomy Live: Under the Southern Cross Journey to the skies of the Southern Hemisphere with presenters Joe Rao and Irene Pease without leaving the Hayden Planetarium. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Student Programs Field Trip to the Moon Grades 5-8: Simulated voyage to the Moon in the Hayden Planetarium. Special Exhibition The Butterfly Conservatory More than 500 free-flying tropical butterflies of every color fill the room. October 6, 2018 — May 27, 2019