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Born to Be Wild Opens in Imax at AMNH

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At the Museum
The Museum offers a broad array of programs for adults, children, families, students, educators, and scientists. These range from special exhibitions to symposia, lecture series, workshops, and film festivals. Highlights include Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration (November 19, 2011–August 12, 2012), which offers a vision of the future of space travel as it boldly explores our next steps in our solar system and beyond; The World’s Largest Dinosaurs (April 16, 2011—January 2, 2012), which examines the biology and behavior of sauropods; Frogs: A Chorus of Colors (May 28, 2011–January 8, 2012), a live-animal exhibition that explores the richly diverse world of frogs; the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg; The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter (October 8, 2011–May 28, 2012), an annual exhibition that features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies; Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies (June 25, 2011–June 24, 2012), an exhibition of stunning large-format photographs captured by high-tech imaging devices used by Museum scientists in their research; and a year-round calendar of engaging and educational public programs that feature dynamic encounters with living cultures and authentic science.

Hours
The Museum is open daily, 10 am–5:45 pm. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission
Suggested general admission, which supports the Museum’s scientific and educational endeavors and offers access to the Museum’s 45 halls including the Rose Center for Earth and Space, is $19 (adults) suggested, $14.50 (students/seniors) suggested, $10.50 (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.

o Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, IMAX film, or Space Show: $25 (adults), $19 (students/seniors), $14.50 (children)

o Museum Supersaver includes all special exhibitions, IMAX film, and Space Show: $33 (adults), $25.50 (students/seniors), $20.50 (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 should add $22 (adults), $18 (students/seniors), or $12 (children) for a Space Show, special exhibition, or IMAX film.

Public Information
For additional information, the public can call 212-769-5100 or visit the Museum’s website at amnh.org.

Prepare for your Museum visit by downloading the new American Museum of Natural History Explorer App, a groundbreaking enhanced navigation tool available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.iTunes.com/appstore/. The Explorer pinpoints your location within the Museum and offers turn-by-turn directions and customized tours, a fossil treasure hunt, and social media links for posting to Facebook and Twitter.

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Become a fan of the Museum on Facebook at facebook.com/naturalhistory, or visit twitter.com/AMNH to follow us on Twitter.


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