Weekend Plans? Bats, Picturing Science, and More

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We're open all weekend as usual! Here are some goings-on at the Museum this Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2013:

Eight scorpion tails fluoresce under ultraviolet light in shades of blue and green.

On Exhibit:

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies

Dive for a giant squid in Whales: Giants of the Deep, spot a toad (or two) in Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, or see fantastic images that showcase the range of research here at the Museum, as well as the various optical tools used in scientific studies, in Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies. Watch Curator Mark Siddall explain how the exhibition came about in the video below. 

For Families:

Live Bat Encounter: Saturday, October 5

Interested in bats? Us too. Bat conservationist Rob Mies, executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation in Michigan comes to the Museum with four species of live bats for you to look at and learn about, and introduces children and grown-ups alike to the natural history of the only group of flying mammals. (Flying squirrels glide for long distances, but don't fly.) Two remaining sessions on Saturday, October 5—11 am sold out. 

A bat hangs upside down.

Learn more about the Live Bat Encounter on Saturday, October 5.

Coming Soon:

Visualizing Science: Monday, October 7

Join Astrophysics Curator Mordecai-Mark Mac Low and Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart in the Hayden Planetarium. They'll guide you through an immersive look into the science and visual artistry of Dome visualization with a sneak peek at some scenes from the new Space Show, Dark Universe, which opens Saturday, November 2.


Learn more about this program.

Buy tickets to exhibitions and events on amnh.org or by calling 212-769-5200 Monday−Friday 9 am−5 pm. 

Tags: Weekends