AMNH Announces April Programs

AMNH Announces April Programs

April 2010

Dr. Nebula's Laboratory: Life with Lucy
Saturday, April 3, 2 pm
Kaufman Theater, first floor
$10 adults, $8 children; Members' tickets are $9 adults, $7 children

What would it have been like to hang out with our hominid relatives? Dr. Nebula has traveled back in time, and it's up to Scooter and the audience to help him get back to the present. Students will explore human origins and learn about our most distant relatives.

This one-hour Interactive Science Theater show offers a fun encounter the whole family will enjoy. Join live presenter Scooter, Dr. Nebula's trusty apprentice, as kids explore hands-on activities and find the answers to questions on the universe and beyond.

Virtual Universe: Planetary Real Estate with Jason Kendall
Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 pm
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
$15 Adults, $13.50 Members, students, seniors

Fly through the solar system with Jason Kendall to see how planets orbit the Sun and discuss ongoing NASA missions. On the first Tuesday of each month, Virtual Universe offerings take visitors on trips through our solar system and beyond in live, interactive programs that include question-and-answer sessions. The Museum invites all to take the journey of a lifetime.

SciCafe: The Future of Stem Cells
Wednesday, April 7, 7 pm
Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth
Enter at 81st Street/Rose Center
Free admission with cash bar, 21+ with ID

What if your cells could be engineered to grow your own replacement organs? Glimpse the future of medicine with Kristin Baldwin from the Scripps Research Department of Cell Biology as she discusses cutting-edge stem cell technologies. While a postdoc in the lab of Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Axel, she cloned an entire mouse from a single neuron from its nose, an experiment that paid homage to Woody Allen's film Sleeper. Cocktails, conversation, and cutting-edge science are all on tap at this after-hours series.

Global Weekends: Bollywood and Anime in America
Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, 1-5 pm
Kaufmann and Linder Theaters, first floor
Free with Museum admission

Social media sites like YouTube and Facebook drive modern cultural exchange through the contemporary equivalent of the ancient Silk Road-the internet. One instructive example of such exchange is the spread of India's Bollywood films and Japanese anime throughout the world. Discover how and why these forms have been quickly embraced by American pop culture in a discussion with Aseem Chhabra, independent Bollywood film critic; and Taeko Baba, president of event media company New York-Tokyo; Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.; and Dr. Madhulika Khandelwal, director of the Asian/American Center at Queens College.

Wild, Wild World: Ladybugs
Saturday, April 24, 11am - noon and 1 - 2pm
Linder Theater, first floor
$10 adults, $8 children; Members' tickets are $9 adults, $7 children

Ladybugs-actually lady beetles-may be tiny, but they are an important part of a healthy ecosystem. Cornell entomologist John Losey leads this presentation with live ladybugs, including the now-rare nine-spotted ladybug.

Celestial Highlights: Beasts of the Spring Sky with Ted Williams
Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 pm
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
$15 adults, $13.50 Members, students, seniors

Join Ted Williams for a tour of spring constellations and observe Leo, Ursa Major, and others as they come into view. On the last Tuesday of each month, enjoy a live presentation under the brilliant stars of the Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector. Learn about the current positions of the moon, planets, and stars, as well as visual spectacles like meteor showers, eclipses, and conjunctions.

Museum Information

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

Space Show and SonicVision Hours
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 a.m.). Saturday through Sunday every half hour, 10:30 am-5 pm. SonicVision is shown on selected Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and 8:30 pm.

Suggested general admission, which supports the Museum's scientific and educational endeavors and includes 45 Museum halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, is $16 (adults) suggested; $12 (students/seniors) suggested; $9 (children) suggested.

The Museum offers discounted combination ticket prices that include suggested general admission plus special exhibitions, IMAX films, and Space Shows.
o Museum plus special exhibition, IMAX film, or Space Show: $24 (adults), $18 (students/seniors), $14 (children)
o Museum Supersaver, which includes the Space Show, IMAX, and all special exhibitions: $32 (adults), $24.50 (students/seniors), $20 (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 $20 (adults), $16.50 (students/seniors), or $11 (children) for a Space Show, special exhibition, or IMAX film.

Public Information
For additional information, the public should call 212-769-5100 or visit the Museum's website,

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