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How Whales Are Unlocking Arctic Secrets at American Museum of Natural History

05/30/13 7-8:30pm 200 Central Park West Map
212-769-5200
www.amnh.org/calendar/world-science-festival-how-whales-are-unlocking-arctic-secrets Ages: All Ages $25

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*Ticketholders also receive free, after-hours access to the Museum's special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, from 6-7 pm. Researchers are racing to uncover the implications for the Artic of rapidly vanishing polar ice -- and they're enlisting help from the very creatures that stand to gain the most from their discoveries: narwhals, and bowhead and beluga whales, three of the most elusive species on Earth. Join a riveting discussion with explorers and scientists who are using daring new tactics to "recruit" these animals, featuring spectacular photographs, rare footage, and musical performances inspired by whale song. Hosted by Bill Ritter with scientists Kristen L. Laidre, Kate Stafford, Scott McVay, Sarah Robertson, and musical performance by Garth Stevenson. Presented in collaboration with the World Science Festival.

Venue Description: A museum for the 21st century, with a rich and storied past and one of the greatest natural history museums in the world, with over 40 exhibition halls. Open daily from 10am to 5:45pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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