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Totems to Turquoise: Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest

Through July 10, 2005

This groundbreaking exhibition celebrates the beauty, power, and symbolism of the magnificent tradition of Native American arts, examining techniques, materials, and styles that have evolved over the past century as Native American jewelers have transformed their traditional craft into vital forms of cultural and artistic expression.

The Butterfly Conservatory. Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter

Through May 30, 2005

A return engagement of this popular exhibition includes more than 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies in an enclosed habitat that approximates their natural environment.

Vital Variety: A Visual Celebration of Invertebrate Biodiversity

Through Spring 2005

Invertebrates, which play a critical role in the survival of humankind, are the subject of these extraordinarily beautiful close-up photographs.

Fall Colors across North America

Through March 13, 2005

The fiery colors of autumn come to life in these images by Anthony E. Cook, taken as he journeyed from deep southern bayous to northern tundras.

Exploring Bolivia's Biodiversity

Through August 8, 2005

These lush photographs of Bolivia take viewers on a journey through the mountain landscapes of the Andes to the dense lowland tropical forests of the Amazon and the dry forests of the Chaco. Informative captions are in English and Spanish.

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation.



Lift Ev'ry Voice: Black Music in America

Three Saturdays, 2/12-2/26 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Films, performances, and discussions with award-winning artists, industry experts, and scholars in celebration of the African-American influence on America's musical landscape.

Global Weekends are made possible, in part, by The Coca-Cola Company. The American Museum of Natural History wishes to thank the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Tolan Family, and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt for their support of these programs.


Farming the Seas

Thursday, 2/10, 7:00 p.m.

This film explores what's at stake as the aquaculture industry spreads across the globe. Discussion follows.

The Sky Is Not the Limit

Thursday, 2/17, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, shares memories of his infatuation with the universe, which began on the roof of his Bronx apartment building.

Art/Science Collision: Robotics in New York

Thursday, 2/17, 7:00 p.m.

Demonstrations and discussion of robotics in performance and visual art.


Astrofavorites for 4- to 6-Year-Olds: Earth and Space

Three Thursdays, 2/3-2/17 4:00-5:30 p.m. (Ages 4-6, each child with one adult)

Our most popular children's workshops are now available as a discounted series: Earthly Adventures; Solar System Adventures; and The Sun and Its Energy.

Space Explorers: Telescope Star Party

Tuesday, 2/8, 4:30-5:45 p.m. (Ages 8 and up)

On the second Tuesday of each month, kids (and their parents) can learn under the stars of the Hayden Planetarium.

Dr. Nebula's Laboratory: Planetary Vacation

Sunday, 2/20, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (For families with children ages 4 and up)

Dr. …