Archaeologists sometimes use sound waves to help them find objects at underwater sites.
When you move faster in space, you move slower in time.
Identical twins have the exact same genes, but their fingerprints are unique.
Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly.
The primate cortex is so large that it has to be folded to fit inside the skull. That's why the surface of the brain is wrinkly.
Scientists think that dinosaurs might have been brightly colored, like many modern-day birds and reptiles.
Fireflies aren't flies at all. They're beetles!
Many sauropods grew new teeth as often as once a month, as old ones wore out.
Antarctica is a continent surrounded by ocean. The Arctic is the opposite, an expanse of ocean surrounded by continents.
If melted, the ice sheets covering Antarctica would raise global sea level by almost 70 meters (230 feet).
AT THE MUSEUM
Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or as a lethal weapon used as lifesaving treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. The Power of Poison, a special exhibition that opens November 16, 2013, explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth.
November 16, 2013 - August 10, 2014
Dense humidity, lush green plants, and tropical butterflies of every color filling the room—who'd guess this is New York City in the middle of winter?
October 12, 2013 - May 26, 2014
Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments in this popular exhibition, on view from May 18, 2013, through January 5, 2014.
May 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014
New Comic Book issue and Call for submissions!
Read the third, exciting issue of Carly's Adventures in Waspland!
: Find out what happens when this entomologist goes undercover and infiltrates a paper wasp colony.NOW, we'd love to see YOUR work!
Send us a one-page insect comic and we'll post selected entries on the Museum's website starting in November. It can be a single large drawing or a complete multi-panel story. Pick an insect, any insect, and get to work. We are looking for a combination of fantasy (talking insects are awesome!) and facts (do some research!).
Send it to us at email@example.com. Preferred formats are PDF, jpeg, and gif. You must include your first name and age.
Early Childhood and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History provides exciting science learning opportunities for young children and families through OLogy, the Discovery Room, the Science and Nature Program, and Public Programs.
Support for Early Childhood and Family Learning has been provided by the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, Mona and Ravi Sinha.
Additional funding has been provided by Joyce and Bob Giuffra, John and Amy Griffin, and Valerie and Wright Ohrstrom.
The initial development of OLogy was made possible by a generous grant from the Louis Calder Foundation.