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Discovery Room

Aug 30 Through Jan 01 | Fri | Times Vary | Free passes for 40-minute timed sessions are available at the Discovery Room entrance.


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The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at its science. Children, accompanied by adults, can explore an array of artifacts and specimens, puzzles, and scientific challenges. Discovery Room Highlights: Hunt for animals in a majestic two-story replica of an African baobab tree filled with specimens of birds, insects, reptiles, and small mammals. Create your own collection of minerals, skulls, or arthropods from a cabinet full of fascinating specimens. Gather around an authentic Kwakiutl totem pole carved at the Museum in 1992. Assemble a life-sized cast skeleton of Prestosuchus, a 14-foot long reptile from the late Triassic Period and handle real fossils. Track real-time earthquakes anywhere in the world on a three-drum seismograph and explore the natural world with sophisticated microscopes.

Venue: American Museum of No History

Central Park West & 79th St, Map
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