Discovery Room

Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

October 6, 2018 - 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

  • October 6, 2018
  • 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

Kaiya Provost

“Dramatic Differences: Global Bird Biodiversity

Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm

A young woman in outdoor clothing and a hat looks into the distance through binoculars.

Kaiya Provost is an evolutionary biologist who studies birds, including desert birds and parrots. There are over 10,000 species of birds alive today, 1,000 of which live in the United States. Global bird species range from the tiny hummingbird to the gigantic ostrich, with many variations in between! Kaiya will talk about the many different types of birds, highlighting her favorite desert birds from Arizona and Texas. Fly over and find out what’s behind bird biodiversity!

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