At the Museum Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals Open in June 2021 Get a sneak peek at the redesigned Halls, which showcase one of the world’s most important collections of gems and minerals. Oceans Why Does Whale Feeding Behavior Matter? Researchers analyze everything from high-tech sensor data to whale poop in their search for conservation solutions. Earth and Climate Earth Day 2021: Road to Recovery Does the coronavirus pandemic hold lessons for the fight against climate change? Oceans How Does a Blue Whale Feed? Massive blue whales feed on tiny prey. How do they manage to get enough to eat? Hint: it involves literally doubling in size! Oceans What Are Blue Whales Doing Underwater? Dive into the world of blue whales, where state-of-the-art tech is giving researchers a window into their mysterious lives. Oceans How Did Blue Whales Get So Big? What’s so great about being extra large? Explore some of the fascinating mysteries that blue whales hold for researchers. Exhibits The Andros Coral Reef Diorama: Standing on the Floor of the Sea Explore how Museum scientists and artists recreated a coral reef in New York City in the 1920s. Exhibits What Color Is a Blue Whale? Dive into the history of the Museum's iconic blue whale model. Space Rosetta Comet Mission in 360 Explore comet 67P, the target of the Rosetta Mission, in 360 degrees. Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate 2020 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Alien Life In the 2020 installment of the popular Isaac Asimov Debate series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and panelists discuss alien life. Humans COVID-19: Origins, Spread, and Impacts How does a virus that may have originated in bats jump to humans? How do we model the spread of infection? Space Field Trip: Venus, Earth, Mars Hop aboard a flight to unveil the mysteries of Earth’s toxic twin, Venus, and the dynamic nature of our planetary neighbors.
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