American Museum of Natural History's March Programs Include EXPERIENCE KOREA, A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM SLEEPOVER and More

Experience Korea: Innovations in Art and Culture
Saturday, March 1, from noon to 5 pm
Free for Members or with Museum Admission

The Museum spotlights Korea, inviting visitors to journey through a changing Korea and to experience how the country's past enriches its present. Experience a window into rare artifacts from the Museum collections with Museum Curator of Asian Ethnology and Anthropology Division Chair Laurel Kendall. Be the first to experience a new piece from modern dance choreographer Grace Song. Join the Korean Wave with a rousing performance by MJ Choi and her K-Pop inspired dance group I LOVE DANCE, and more!

Support for Experience Korea: Innovations in Art and Culture is provided, in part, by the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt, and the Weinig Foundation.

Experience Korea was created in collaboration with The Korea Society.

Sci Cafe: Into the Abyss: New Frontiers in Deep Sea Exploration
Wednesday, March 5
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program begins at 7 pm
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis
Free with cash bar
21+ with ID
Enter at 77th Street
Join Museum Curator John Sparks and Research Associate David Gruber (CUNY) for an undersea adventure as they describe their latest field expedition exploring pristine reefs, inky black depths beyond the reach of sunlight, and underwater volcanoes off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The "Exosuit," a next-generation atmospheric diving system capable of taking a diver down 1,000 feet at surface pressure, will be on display during the event. Weighing 600 pounds, the hard-metal suit offers divers protection from the ocean's pressure while maintaining the dexterity and maneuverability to perform delicate tasks, such as sampling and imaging marine biodiversity with high-resolution underwater cameras.

The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

A Night at the Museum Sleepover
Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 15
6 pm-9 pm
$145 per person ($135 for Members)


Visit amnh.org/sleepovers for available dates and further details including pricing for Scout nights.
Break out your sleeping bags and experience the Museum like never before. During A Night at the Museum, the Museum's popular sleepover program, guests will visit the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, Cullman Hall of the Universe, and the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, where they will find T. rex. Then, participants will settle down beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, around the African elephants in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, or at the base of a volcano in the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. This unique after-hours program will thrill kids ages 6 to 13 and their chaperone.

Dreams of Other Worlds with Chris Impey
Monday, March 10, at 7:30 pm
Hayden Planetarium
Space Theater
$15 ($13.50 students, seniors)
$12 for Members

Humans have been dreaming of other worlds for thousands of years. This talk will be an insider's tour of the iconic space missions and telescopes that have given us scientific insights into other worlds, from Mars to the multiverse. The journey starts in the Solar System. It continues with telescopes that have situated us in the realm of the Milky Way, a "city of stars" a hundred thousand light years across. Ending with images of the cosmos in shimmering microwaves, faded relics from the dawn of creation, the lecture by Chris Impey hints of potential worlds beyond the observable universe.

Following the lecture, Dr. Impey will sign copies of his book, Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.

Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Selling Space
Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 pm
Tickets to the event are sold out, but you can still watch the event live at amnh.org/live

Space exploration is entering a new era. In recent years, dozens of private aerospace companies have emerged, all with the goal of commercializing space as never before. From serving NASA's cargo needs to sending tourists on space vacations to mining asteroids for profit, this next generation of entrepreneurs, and not NASA, may be the ones who transform space into our backyard, possibly creating the first-ever trillionaires. Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson for a lively conversation with a panel of entrepreneurs and space historians on what may be our real future in space.




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