Discovery Room

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.

When: Monday, July 1 - Monday, September 2, Monday–Sunday: 10:30 am–1:25 pm and 2:15 pm–5:10pm
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Free with admission
For more information: https://www.amnh.org or call (212)769-5100

2019-07-01 2019-09-02 America/New_York Discovery Room 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. American Museum of Natural History

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