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February 2020 Programs at the Museum

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February may be the shortest month, but there’s no shortage of things going on at the Museum.

On Wednesday, February 5, enjoy cocktails and a conversation about how to inspire action on climate change at this month’s SciCafe. Then, on Tuesday, February 11, come for a panel discussion exploring how our increasingly digitized world is affecting our brains. And on Sunday, February 23, it’s all things polar bear at a full day of performances, talks with experts, hands-on activities, and more at the Milstein Science Series: Polar Bears.

Also this month, the Discovery Room will be open mornings as well as afternoons during the mid-winter public school break, February 17–21.

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 Event SciCafe: How to Motivate Action on Climate Change Find out how stories can be harnessed to motivate action on climate change. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Sold Out 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: Species and Ecosystem Survival With a Museum guide, learn about the different species upon which other organisms and ecosystems rely on for survival. Saturday, February 8, 2020 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 Frontiers Lecture: Exoplanets and NASA’s TESS Mission The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is searching for new planets outside our solar system. Monday, February 10, 2020 Event New Science, New Solutions: Technology and the Brain A panel discussion to explore how technology affects our cognitive processes, and what it means for "digital natives." Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Sold Out Event Evening Showing: Worlds Beyond Earth Avoid the crowds and join us for an exclusive evening viewing of the Museum's new space show, Worlds Beyond Earth! Thursday, February 20, 2020 Tour Science Sense Tour–Planet Earth and Human Origins Through touch and verbal description, visitors who are blind or partially sighted can tour the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. Event Milstein Science Series: Polar Bears Explore the world of polar bears on a full day of performances, talks with experts, and hands-on activities. Sunday, February 23, 2020 Permanent Hall Discovery Room Weekend hours will be observed February 17–21 for mid-winter public school break.