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Anemones look like beautiful flowers in the sea, but did you know that they are actually animals related to jellyfish and corals? In this podcast, join Estefanía Rodríguez, associate curator in the Museum's division of Invertebrate Zoology, for an exciting underwater journey to meet sea anemones, and learn about how much more there is still to be discovered about these marine marvels. This lecture took place at the Museum on January 6, 2016.
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Are microbes animals? Answers here: http://trib.al/aWLcRjW
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Have you ever wondered if microbes are… animals? Bacteria? Consumers? Thanks to Google, we know you have! We found the most commonly searched microbial questions, from A to Z, and put them to Rob DeSalle and Susan Perkins, curators of the Museum's new exhibition about the human microbiome. We are answering all of your #MicrobeWeek questions in this article: http://bit.ly/1KKXzqf
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We’re here with your Microbe Week forecast: cloudy with a chance of bacteria! Our friends over at Science Friday put together a video about your bacterial cloud. It’s floating all around you, all the time—a wafting cloud formed by billions of bacteria that slough off your body with every movement you make. Check it out: http://bit.ly/1PHRi6b
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All things must pass. But the idea that a species could go extinct is a relatively new one, first proposed by anatomist Georges Cuvier in a presentation in Paris in 1796 in a lecture on the extinction of the mastodon, then thought by some to still be roaming the ill-explored western reaches of North America. Cuvier’s suggestion that life on Earth was not static, and that species could disappear, was groundbreaking. Learn more about extinction here:
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Happy #MicrobeWeek! You may be familiar Humans of New York, but how about Microbes of New York? In this video, we’re featuring home-grown bacteria, hailing right from the New York City subway system. All week, the Museum has been teaming up with a trio of awesome science shows—Science Friday, BrainCraft, and Gross Science—for Microbe Week, featuring new YouTube videos and other content devoted to microscopic organisms and inspired by The Secret World Inside You exhibition. Watch the video: http://bit.ly/1OYZwkw
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ARE MICROBES ANIMALS?

Nope. Microbes are single-celled organisms.

Animal is a name reserved for multicellular eukaryotes that are heterotrophic, so organisms that are bigger than a single cell and almost all their cells have a nucleus. Heterotrophic just means that they eat as opposed to photosynthesize, which separates them from plants.

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Get your mittens and a cup of cocoa and cozy-up to winter at the Museum, with snowy dioramas, frosty archival images, and magnified snowflakes!

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Happy ‪#‎FossilFriday‬. The fossil skeleton for this new species is much more complete than those of other giant dinosaurs, like Argentinosaurus, which is known only from a few vertebrae, said Pol. In total, scientists discovered 223 fossil bones from six individuals at the site, and the Museum's cast, crafted by experts at Research Casting International, is based on 84 fossil bones. These include a femur bone larger than a human being, which, along with several other original fossils, is on temporary display near the cast during 2016. Learn more about the titanosaur: http://bit.ly/1KKxbNa

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Hey, Teens! Ever wonder how open heart surgery actually works? Want to know more about the miraculous muscle that is the human heart? Want to know what stem cell research is actually used for? Join researcher Jeffrey Karp at a free lecture as he talks about how doctors repair damaged cardiac tissue with new biologically inspired glue that can be used to mend a broken heart, literally. Learn more and register:
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Hey, Students! Are you pursuing or considering a career in conservation science? Come meet and exchange ideas with the next generation of conservation science professionals at the 2016 Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York. The conference provides opportunities for emerging scientists to professionally network, gain experience, and present and get feedback on their work. Interactions with peers as well as leaders in science, policy and management will encourage collaborations, inspire further research, and create lasting professional connections. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/1PF4Ejy #SCCSNY2016
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Celebrate #MicrobeWeek with the microbes coloring book and scavenger hunt! Your body is home to many trillions of microbes including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. Start coloring to learn more about bacteria, viruses, and protists: http://bit.ly/1PE79Ta
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From dinosaurs to outer space and everything in between, this huge museum showcases natural wonders.- Google
"My favorite museum: great iMax theater, Hayden planetarium and great events."
"The blue whale is spectacular and literally awesome."
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Juana Makarenko
in the last week
Excellent museum - never get tired of visiting. We saw the new titanosaurs exhibit.The ocean wing is always impressive, in particular the giant blue whale. We love the geological and minerals display - especially the jewels. I would recommend visiting when you are not on a tight timetable as there is always plenty to see.
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Robert Celestin
a month ago
2/12/16: This is my second visit to the museum and every time I seem to always have exhibits and things I want and did not get to. It's a pretty large museum and one that you should not briskly walk through. There is much to see and learn. The Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hall of North American Forests were particularly interesting and impressive for me. I also viewed a National Parks film here in the LeFrak Theater and it theater was wonderful. I can't wait to visit here again.
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Reverend Richard Haahr
a week ago
Good lord what an adventure. I wish i could take a trip just for this, we popped in for the butterfly experience and it was great. I was told it is 4 floors and roughly 27 buildings stuck together creating one mind bending tour. If i didn't recommend it i would be daft.
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Dimitris Smith
in the last week
The planetarium is amazing, and the place is huge. The dinosaur exhibit is obviously cool, as is the butterfly one. Make sure to come at a time when it isn't too crowded for a better experience... Definitely worth visiting if you're in NYC.
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Adam Van Grover
a week ago
Really giant museum that feels a bit like other museums were haphazardly stitched together. That being said, it's an adventure that never fails to elicit excitement, fun, enjoyment, and a bit of learning - which is really the goal of a great museum in the end. The food court is filled with congealed leftovers and unhelpful staff. There are gift shops everywhere. Admissions may be free (or 'suggested'), but the prices are a bit exorbitant. Back to the good stuff - literally everything you can imagine is stuffed in here. Sometimes it feels like they ran out of room, or got some new stuff, so they threw on another wing, or floor even. Some stuff feels dated. Overall, you could walk in a circle and not see the same stuff twice - you can explore, and visit whatever fancies your interest. There is no shortage of things to view. The newer exhibits lean heavily on interaction, which feels relevant and makes it more interesting and tangible. I had a really great time, and feel regardless of my own preference, this museum is a treasure (not to be missed).
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Jui Hong Teoh
2 weeks ago
American Museum of Natural History is a must stop on any itinerary to New York involving kids, or even if you aren’t traveling with any. Chief among the exhibits is the dinasour collection featuring fossils of dinosaurs including the mighty T-REX and breathtaking dioramas of American nature. It’s pretty surreal standing next to a Barosaurus and imagining yourself in the age when dinosaurs rule the Earth. Outside the museum, a statue of Theodore Roosevelt greets visitors to the Roosevelet Memorial Hall. Oh yeah, and no, the movie is not an accurate representation of the museum and there isn’t a Golden Tablet of Pharaoh Akhmenrah.
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Janet Jin
4 weeks ago
I would agree with the other reviewers here - considering what a major museum this is, it feels very worn down and in need of a renovation. I also don't know who came up with the idea of exhibiting the stuffed animals in lighted glass display boxes in an otherwise completely unlit room (huge waste of space) but it's visually awful and makes it near impossible for photos. It's easy to get lost, and honestly compared to other natural history museums like the Smithsonian it just isn't that great. The staff and reluctant to do their jobs and very slow, usually with only two people to serve a huge line. The tintanosaurus is huge though, and I very much recommend the free hourly tours they give - our guide was fantastc and pointed out exhibits we otherwise might have ignored, like that sealed off perfect ecosystem glass sphere (which is so cool!) There's also a ton of kids here at all times, which unfortunately makes things loud, and all of the somewhat cool exhibits like the butterflies are an extra cost (but I think worth it in that case). Worth checking out if you're here with the family, but I far prefer the Met as far as ny museums go.
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Radames Rios
3 months ago
I have visited the museum many times,and it has been a great experience. I really enjoy visiting the animal exhibitions and the way their environment is recreated. As a teacher, I think it's a great opportunity to show our kids how rich and wonderful our world is. Some exhibits seems to be a little outdated, or too dark. Other than that,it's a great place to visit,learn,and enjoy with family and friends.If you ever have the opportunity to visit New York City, be sure to make a stop in this amazing place.
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