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Museum Events


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

www.amnh.org

EXHIBITIONS

Water: H2O = Life

Through May 26, 2008

Live animals, hands-on exhibits, and stunning dioramas invite the whole family to explore the beauty and wonder of water and reveal one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century: humanity's sustainable management and use of this life-giving, but finite, resource.

Water: H2O = Life is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org ), and Science Museum of Minnesota (www.smm.org) in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Singapore Science Centre with PUB Singapore.

The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges the Tamarind Foundation for its leadership support of Water. H2O = Life, and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future for its assistance.

Exclusive corporate sponsor for Water. H2O = Life is jPMorgan. Water: H2O = Life is supported by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. The support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is appreciated.

The Museum extends its gratitude to the Panta Rhea Foundation, Park Foundation, and Wege Foundation for their support of the exhibition's educational programming and materials.

The Butterfly Conservatory

Through May 26, 2008

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies, and learn about the butterfly life cycle, defense mechanisms, evolution, and conservation.

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids

Through January 6, 2008

Mythic Creatures traces the cultural and natural history roots of some of the world's most enduring legendary beings of land, sea, and air.

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org ), in collaboration with The Field Museum, Chicago; Canadian Museum of Civilization, Catineau; Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney; and Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.

Mythic Creatures is proudly supported by MetLife Foundation.

Undersea Oasis: Coral Reef Communities

Through January 13, 2008

Brilliant color photographs capture the dazzling invertebrate life that flourishes on coral reefs.

Beyond

Through April 6, 2008

Exquisite images from unmanned space probes take visitors on a journey through the alien and varied terrain of our planetary neighbors.

The presentation of both Undersea Oasis and Beyond at the American Museum of Natural History is made possible by the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation.

Unknown Audubons: Mammals of North America

Through August 2008

The stately Audubon Gallery showcases gorgeously detailed depictions of North American mammals by John James Audubon, best known for his bird paintings.

Major funding for this exhibition has been provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund.

LECTURES

Wolf Empire

Tuesday, 12/11, 7:00 p.m.

With wildlife photographer and environmentalist Scott Ian Barry.

The 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body

Wednesday, 1/23, 6:30 p.m.

With Neil Shubin, University of Chicago, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy.

GLOBAL WEEKENDS

The City Celebrates Kwanzaa

Saturday, 12/29, 12:00 noon5:00 p.m.

Celebrate Kwanzaa's seven principles, the Nguzo Saba, with an afternoon of song, dance, and spoken word.

This event is coproduced by Community Works and the New Heritage Theatre Group under the artistic direction of Sistah Aziza.

Living in America: Rivers of Life

Three Saturdays, 1/12-26, 12:00 noon-y. …

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