Discovery Room

Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

Through June 1, 2019

On select Saturday afternoons throughout the school year, children 7 years old and older are invited to join us upstairs in the Discovery Room for a chance to talk with an AMNH scientist as they share their passion for science and fascinating findings with us. 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.

2018-2019 Event Dates

  • December 1, 2018
  • February 2, 2019
  • April 6, 2019
  • June 1, 2019

For more information, please contact Information about the latest program available below.



Meet the Scientist

Alejandro Núñez

“Sunny Weather: Flares, Ejections, and Wind on the Sun

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm

A young man in glasses and a down coat stands next to an observatory at sunset.

What happens on the sun? Join Alejandro Núñez as he explains the Sun’s amazing atmosphere where unexpected events take place. The atmosphere is more violent and hotter than anyone thought, all thanks to magnetic fields. Giant explosions on the Sun’s atmosphere sometimes affect us here on Earth, even though we are many millions of miles away. Alejandro will explain why the Sun’s atmosphere behaves the way it does and share dramatic videos of the Sun from space telescopes such as SOHO and SDO.

Meet the Scientist programs are for visitors 7 years old and older.