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American Museum of Natural History Announces February 2013 Public Programs

January 3
7:31 2013

Stories We Tell
Saturday, February 23, from noon to 6 pm
Free for Members or with Museum admission
The Museum honors African-American History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience. The program will feature award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston; choreographer Camille A. Brown, who will perform a poignant solo from her new work, Mr. TOL E. RAncE; Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC, who returns to the Museum with Oscar-nominated youth ensemble IMPACT Repertory Theatre and special guest NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis; National Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard of HBO's "Def Poetry Jam;" and the Composers Concordance.

Edges of Space
Tuesday, February 26, at 6:30 pm
$15; $13.50 Members, students, and seniors
The Voyager spacecraft recently encountered the "edge" of the solar system, beginning its journey through interstellar space. The Sun and Earth exist in the galactic outskirts, closer to our galaxy's periphery than its center. What distinguishes a dwarf planet from a planet? In this program, we will explore the wheres and whys of stars, galaxies, and the universe, and discuss astronomical "species" such as planets, brown dwarfs, and star clusters. Join us as we go to, through, and beyond The Edges of space!

The Museum is open daily, 10 am-5:45 pm, and is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Space Shows are shown Monday through Friday every half hour, 10:30 am-4:30 pm except Wednesdays (first show on Wednesday begins at 11 am). Saturday through Sunday, every half hour, 10:30 am-5 pm.

Suggested general admission, which supports the Museum's scientific and educational endeavors and includes 46 Museum halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, is $19 (adults) suggested; $14.50 (students/seniors) suggested; $10.50 (children) suggested.

The Museum offers discounted combination ticket prices that include suggested general admission plus special exhibitions, IMAX films, and Space Shows.

- Museum plus special exhibition, IMAX film, or Space Show: $25 (adults), $19 (students/seniors), $14.50 (children)
- Museum Supersaver, which includes the Space Show, IMAX, and all special exhibitions: $33 (adults), $25.50 (students/seniors), $20.50 (children)

Visitors who wish to pay less than the suggested Museum admission and also want to attend a special exhibition, IMAX film, or Space Show may do so only 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.

For additional information, the public should call 212-769-5100 or visit the Museum's website, amnh.org. Find the Museum on Facebook at facebook.com/naturalhistory or visit twitter.com/AMNH to follow us on Twitter.

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