Discovery Room

Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

Through June 2, 2018

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.

2017-2018 Event Dates

  • February 3, 2018
  • April 7, 2018
  • June 2, 2018

For more information, please contact Information about past programs available below.



Meet the Scientist

Rosemary Puckett

“How a Thought Becomes a Memory

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm

A woman in a labcoat smiles while looking at a brain on a tray in a lab

When you learn a new fact, sense things in your environment, or imagine something you’ve never thought of before, your brain creates new connections so that these experiences and ideas can be stored as memories. Rosemary studies the language that our brains and bodies use to communicate with each other in order to understand how these connections are formed and how they can change over our lifetimes as we continue to learn new things and have new experiences. Come learn about the brain’s incredible ability to make new memories throughout the course of a single lifetime.

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