American Museum of Natural History Presents Programs and Events in November
The Wallace Centenary Celebration
Tuesday, November 12, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Free (Reservations required; please call 212-769-5200)
Enter at 77th Street
This year marks the centenary of the death of naturalist-explorer Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), the co-founder, with Charles Darwin, of evolutionary biology, and this special all-day program features a diverse roster of speakers on many facets of Wallace's life and work.
The Wallace Centenary Celebration is co-produced by the Ornithology Department at the American Museum of Natural History and by Richard Milner, historian of science and associate in the Museum's Division of Anthropology.
Alfred Russel Wallace and the Birds of Paradise with Sir David Attenborough
Tuesday, November 12, at 7:30 pm
Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater
$15 ($13.50 seniors, students)
$12 for Members
Enter at 77th Street
To cap off the Wallace Centenary Celebration (see above), this special evening lecture features internationally celebrated wildlife filmmaker Sir David Attenborough, speaking on "Alfred Russel Wallace and the Birds of Paradise." Attenborough shares a passion for the birds of paradise with Wallace, who spent eight years seeking them in his travels through the Malay Archipelago.
Following the lecture, Sir David and co-author Errol Fuller will sign copies of their book Drawn from Paradise.
Astronomy Live: Rendezvous with ISON: Comet of the Century? with Joe Rao
Tuesday, November 26, at 6:30 pm
$15 ($13.50 students, seniors)
$12 for Members
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
Enter at 81st Street
Comet ISON will come within just 750,000 miles of the Sun's surface on Thanksgiving Day
: Thursday, November 28. That's over 100 times closer to the Sun than Earth! This close pass might cause Comet ISON to break into pieces; but if it stays intact, Comet ISON should become very bright. It might even become bright enough to be seen from Earth in the daytime, and may go on to have a dazzling showing in December 2013, as you'll learn in this talk by Joe Rao.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.
The Museum is open daily, 10 am-5:45 pm. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups.
Suggested general admission, which supports the Museum's scientific and educational endeavors and offers access to the Museum's 46 halls including the Rose Center for Earth and Space, is $22 (adults) suggested, $17 (students/seniors) suggested, $12.50 (children) suggested. All prices are subject to change.
The Museum offers discounted combination ticket prices that include suggested general admission plus special exhibitions, IMAX films, and Space Shows.
- Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, IMAX film, or Space Show: $27 (adults), $22 (students/seniors), $16 (children)
- Museum Supersaver includes all special exhibitions, IMAX film, and Space Show: $35 (adults), $28 (students/seniors), $22 (children)
Visitors who wish to pay less than the suggested Museum admission and also purchase a ticket to attend a special exhibition, IMAX film, or Space Show may do so on-site at the Museum. To the amount they wish to pay for general admission, they add $25 (adults), $20.50 (students/seniors), or $13.50 (children) for a Space Show, special exhibition, or IMAX film.
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