This Weekend at the Museum

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With so much going on at the Museum, it can be hard to keep track of everything that’s happening. So here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect to see in the halls this weekend!

This Friday night closes out the season of One Step Beyond, the Hayden Planetarium’s after-hours dance party. Don’t miss your chance to get down under the stars accompanied by DJ sets from Photay, Obey City, and headliner TOKiMONSTA.

On Saturday, the Urban Advantage Science Expo brings more than 900 middle-school students from across the city to the Museum, where they’ll present their research on topics from the health of seaside goldenrod in the Gowanus Canal to the impact of fidget spinners—yep, those fidget spinners—on anxiety. Stop in to see some of the projects and posters from 1:30 to 3:30.

 

Aerial view of hundreds of students with cardboard kiosks displaying their science projects gather under the Museum's suspended blue whale model.

© AMNH/D. Finnin


The Museum’s Jelly Dome has been extended through June 30, and while it will be closed on Saturday to make room for the Urban Advantage Science Expo, you can check it out again as of this Sunday in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

 

A jellyfish with tentacles extending from an umbrella-like structure floats undersea.

The Pacific Sea Nettle is part of the group known as cnidarians, or true jellyfish, that you can see in The Jelly Dome.

Courtesy of HRae/Wikimedia Commons


And as always, the Museum’s amazing special exhibitions will be waiting for you all weekend long. Explore the amazing biodiversity and one-of-a-kind culture of the Caribbean’s largest island in ¡Cuba!, or meet some of the world’s best preserved—and most rarely exhibited—mummies in Mummies.

 

Two children and an adult look at a mummy enclosed in glass and surrounded by a re-creation of the stone sarcophagus that would have surrounded it.

Visitors to the special exhibition Mummies at the American Museum of Natural History explore a life-size diorama of a 26th-Dynasty (664–525 BC) Egyptian burial.

©AMNH/R. Mickens


And if you can’t make it this weekend, don’t worry. There’s always something to do at the Museum, and you can keep up by visiting our June roundup.

 

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