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American Museum of Natural History Announces January 2018 Public Programs


American Museum of Natural History Announces January 2018 Public Programs

The American Museum of Natural History has announced its January 2018 public programs. Scroll down for details!

SciCafe: The Power of Poop
Wednesday, January 3
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 81st Street Entrance

Gut flora play a significant role in an individual's overall health, and the medical community is just beginning to understand the symbiotic relationship between our bodies and the microbes in our intestines. Gastroenterologist Ari Grinspan talks about how to maintain gut health and the exciting future of fecal transplants.

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

SciCafe: The Power of Poop and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Frontiers Lecture: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Monday, January 8, at 7:30 pm
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
$15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members

Will A.I. create conditions that allow life to flourish as never seen before or open a Pandora's box of unintended consequences? Cosmologist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Max Tegmark explores the myriad questions surrounding A.I. A book signing follows. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

The Art of Diorama
Six Thursdays, January 25-March 1, from 7-9:30 pm
$210; $195 Members
Enter at Central Park West

Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt leads an after-hours look at our legendary dioramas. Discover how dioramas are made from start to finish, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about how they came together. In this six-part series, you'll travel the world through some of the Museum's most popular exhibits and create your own replica to take home.

Note: All experience levels welcome. Enrollment limited to 25 people.

Astronomy Live: NASA Missions
Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 pm
$15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members

Every beautiful image we see of our solar neighborhood comes from NASA probes exploring local planets and their moons, along with data that is rarely seen. Join Emily Rice and Mark Popinchalk on a journey through the solar system, featuring information and images gathered through recent NASA missions.

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. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission, which includes admission to all 45 Museum halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or Space Show, is $23 (adults), $18 (students/seniors), and $13 (children ages 2-12). All prices are subject to change.

General Admission Plus One includes general admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or Space Show: $28 (adults), $22.50 (students/seniors), $16.50 (children ages 2-12).

General Admission Plus All includes general admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, and Space Show: $33 (adults), $27 (students/seniors), $20 (children ages 2-12).

For additional information, the public may call 212-769-5100 or visit the Museum's website at

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