The Secret World of Museums: How Hidden Science Becomes Public Exhibit

“It’s impossible to know everything,” Hélène Alonso said. Alonso is the director of exhibit interactives and media for the American Museum of Natural History. It was a week and a half before the opening of the museum’s newest exhibition, The Secret World Inside You, and she was discussing the process by which the… »11/18/15 1:00pm11/18/15 1:00pm


Why the American Museum of Natural History's Ellen V. Futter Chose to Dedicate Her Life to Science

You don't become president of one of the greatest institutions for scientific research and education on Earth without harboring a serious passion for science and education, so where did Ellen V. Futter — who practiced law and served as president of Barnard College before taking over the American Museum of Natural… »7/23/12 9:35pm7/23/12 9:35pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson decided to become a scientist when he was "starstruck" by a planetarium show

Last night at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, I had the pleasure of chatting on stage with Neil deGrasse Tyson about what inspired him to become a scientist. He told a packed crowd about how he fell in love with the stars — in the Hayden Planetarium that he now runs. Here's a video of Tyson… »7/20/12 12:33pm7/20/12 12:33pm

The rise and fall of ammonites, Cthulhuian creatures who once ruled the seas

In this interview with American Museum of Natural History paleontologist Neil Landman, you'll learn about the ammonites, incredible, ancient creatures who looked like a cross between squid and snail — and once ruled the seas in massive numbers, until they were finally wiped out by the same catastrophe that destroyed… »8/19/11 10:40am8/19/11 10:40am

Win backstage passes to New York's American Museum of Natural History, plus cocktails with scientists!

Going to one of the largest and most dazzling collections devoted to the history and diversity of life on our planet is exciting enough. But going behind closed doors for a private lab tour with brilliant scientists? How about an open bar? Join us backstage at New York's incredible American Museum of Natural History. »8/15/11 12:05pm8/15/11 12:05pm