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January 2020 Programs at the Museum

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January is a month of last chances and new beginnings as we ring in 2020 at the Museum.

There are still a few days left to catch the giant-screen film Oceans: Our Blue Planetabout the largest and least-explored habitat on Earth and it’s astonishing animals. Then, prepare to be immersed in the molten worlds of Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation when it opens Monday, January 6, in the LeFrak Theater.

Visitors can see the dazzling Space Show Dark Universe through mid-January. Then, on January 21, a new Space Show is coming to the Hayden Planetarium! Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Worlds Beyond Earth explores our solar system and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible. 

Be sure to save the evening of January 8 for the first SciCafe of the year, about the future of personalized medicine. And later this month, hear from astrophysicists at Astronomy Live about ongoing and future space missions.

Special Exhibition The Origami Holiday Tree One of New York’s most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree is on view through January 12. November 25, 2019 — January 12, 2020 Event SciCafe: The Future of Personalized Medicine Imagine a world in which healthcare is tailored to your DNA. This event will explore the future of customized healthcare. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 After-Hours Programs Sleepovers Spend an unforgettable Night at the Musuem. Upcoming dates: January 21 and 25, February 21 and 28, and March 6, 21, and 27. 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 Preview Days: Worlds Beyond Earth See the new Space Show narrated by Lupita Nyong'o before it opens to the public during Member Preview Days January 18–20. Saturday–Monday, January 18–20 Event Scutes + Scales: Evening Reptile Encounter and Reception Join Museum scientists Lauren Vonnahme and Arianna Kuhn for this exciting evening celebration of amphibians and reptiles. Friday, January 24, 2020 | Sold Out Event Hall Tour: What's New in the Cosmos? Science is moving fast. Powerful new telescopes and techniques allow astronomers to explore the universe like never before. Sunday, January 26, 2020 | Sold Out Event Astronomy Live: Current Space Exploration Missions Astrophysicists will share discoveries from recent missions, and discuss other countries' plans for future exploration. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Event Sesión Interactiva en el Laboratorio de la Sala de los Orígenes de la Humanidad Platique con nuestros científicos completamente en español acerca de los últimos descubrimientos en la evolución humana. Sábado, 1 de Febrero, 2020 Student Programs Adventures in Science Camps Immersive camps for children in Grades 1-5 that cover all areas of Museum science. Permanent Hall Discovery Room Extended open hours on January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Student Programs Adventures in Science Classes Immerse your kid in science workshops that introduce scientific disciplines through hands-on investigation. Pre-K - 5.