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Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

Part of Events for Children & Families

A group of children and adults, some in chairs, some on the carpet, in a science education room watching a man give a presentation with a laptop and wall monitor.
On select Saturday afternoons throughout the school year, children 7 years old and older are invited to join us in the Discovery Room to talk with Museum scientists as they share their passion for science and fascinating findings with us.

October 5, 2019 - Meet the Scientist

A man in a hat, glasses, and outdoor clothing points at an impact crater.

Dr. Steven Jaret

“Impact Earth: Rocks from Space

Meteorites start out in space. These rocky leftovers from the beginning of the solar system swirl around our planet constantly. Sometimes, they collide with us and have done so many times over the course of Earth’s history! How do these impact craters shape the surface of rocky planets? And when did they happen? Join geologist Steven Jaret, a postdoctoral researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, as he talks about his work trying to understand the history of these explosive planetary collisions.

Space is limited and tickets are distributed at the Discovery Room on a first-come, first-served basis for sessions at 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45.

2019-2020 Event Dates

  • October 5, 2019
  • December 7, 2019
  • February 1, 2020
  • April 4, 2020
  • June 6, 2020

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The Discovery Room was made possible by a grant from the Edward John Noble Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by the Ralph M. Cestone Foundation, the Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation, the Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation, the Larkin Family, the V. and L. Marx Foundation, and the Jane and Frances Stein Foundation.