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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."
"Amazing special exhibits as well as great permanent exhibits."
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Radames Rios
a week 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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Vasileios Zografos
a month ago
Great if you like dinosaurs and rare earth minerals. The rest is ok. Not too happy about all the stuffed animals though. In many exhibits (e.g. different civilization artifacts) there is no indication of time/age. Many exhibits are badly lit (or not at all) and could do with an update. Museum is big so you need a whole day. Layout is a bit problematic since it appears that you need to backtrack a lot if you are going from one floor to the next. Also I found it a bit cheeky that the automatic ticket machines only have the "suggested" admission price and if you wish to pay anything less you need to talk to a member of the staff. Talking about a guilt trip. All in all it was a positive experience. Would recommend.
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Evan Rys
2 months ago
This Museum is a wonderful place to visit! It's huge! You need more than one day to see the whole thing. Besides waiting in a long line to get in, and some more crowded areas of the museum, I loved it. I don't understand why others are giving this wonderful museum such low ratings becuase my experience was great. There are a few more dated parts of the museum, but they are always updating and improving it. Well worth the visit.
Manni B
2 months ago
One of my favorite museums in New York.A great location on the west side of the central park with an great view over the central park, astonishing items and culture to see and to learn about and a good Imax show. Even if you are not a museum nerd I would nonetheless highly recommend a visit here.
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karin dgana
3 weeks ago
A world of discovery right of Central Park! Came here to check out the butterfly conservatory and loved it! The conservatory has 500 free flying butterflies at any given time and if you're lucky, one might even land on you! Great exhibit and totally worth going. It is open till May!
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Tyillere Hansen
2 months ago
This museum is huge. We loved it. We went with two young kids and they couldn't get enough. There are hours and hours worth of things to see. It can be very busy even during the middle of the week when you would think it would be emptier. The dinosaur collection was a little lacking but the American animal collection makes up for any lack. There are some amazing exhibits. Be sure to get a map.
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Carolyn De Melo
a month ago
Once you get over the allure of gigantic dinosaurs (and that part is very cool), it's a very straightforward museum. Occasionally, they have unique exhibits, but besides those, the butterfly room, and the observatory show, it can get old, fast, especially if you've already been once or twice.
Shannon Holst
3 months ago
I wish I could give you negative stars. People like Chris Filardi are everything that is wrong with this world. Once again, a terrible monster disguised as a human, with no respect for life and a sense of false entitlement. I will never support or visit your terrible museum of cruelty and you can guarantee I will encourage everyone I know to stay away as well.