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Story Time Continues!
Even though the museum is still temporarily closed, Museum Educator Misty Carty is continuing to read weekly Story Time books and demonstrate related activities that can be done at home! Check the the Science @ Home webpage for a new story each Tuesday.
Tiny Titans Preview
The temporary exhibit Tiny Titans was only open for two days before the museum's temporary closure. Here's a brief preview video to show what can be experienced when the museum reopens: https://youtu.be/sBK9RYuBgsA
Student Video Contest- Submissions DUE May 15
Submissions will be accepted through May 15.
April 3, 2020 - 6:00pm
This event is canceled.
April 6, 2020 - 2:00pm
This event is canceled.
April 14, 2020 - 6:00pm
50 years ago the world was focused on a drama taking place in space; a flight to the moon that was in trouble and three astronauts who were struggling to get back home. New Mexico space author Loretta Hall will take you along on that dangerous journey. Loretta Hall is an award-winning author of "Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words", "Out of this World: New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel", "The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List", and "Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America." Among other writing awards, she was a Silver Winner in the Science category of the IndieFab awards for "Space Pioneers." There will be a booksigning and an opportunity to purchase Ms. Hall’s books. The Museum’s Space Science Hall and Apollo 50th Anniversary Exhibit will be open for lecture attendees.
April 21, 2020 - 9:00am
Plastic pollution is past the tipping point; it is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. We now see plastic litter everywhere on Earth and in our own diets. Plastic doesn’t degrade, it just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. We are already bearing cleanup costs of mountains of plastic waste and it will get worse for future generations. We have a good recycling program in Albuquerque…but where can all of the plastic waste ultimately go? And how can we reduce our plastic use? Kick-off the week of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with this event. Join us for light refreshments and a morning of conversation with dedicated local experts about the state of plastic recycling and creative solutions used to reduce the amount of material entering landfills in New Mexico. Learn how other areas are responding to the plastic waste crisis, and what can be done locally. Speakers: Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director of the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, Jill Holbert, Associate Director City of ABQ Solid Waste Management Department, Rachel Zulevi, a "zero-waste lifestyle, and Jonathan Black, a Senior Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) on energy and environmental issues. Cost: $8 ($7 for members, $5 for students) includes museum admission (including the exhibit Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations and refreshments. Preregistration required. Seats are limited. (NOTE that the starting time is earlier than other Curator’s Coffees) Register online, go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org Questions: email@example.com
April 22, 2020 - 2:00pm
Re-Imagine… at the Museum Held monthly on the Fourth Wednesday of the month 2:00-3:30pm Come and re-imagine the world around you at our monthly series for seniors. This program is geared towards individuals 60+ and is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Each month we select one topic to investigate and then we follow up with a fun take home activity. This series is free to seniors 60+ but is limited. Go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org for more details and to register. 1/22/20 Reclaimed Creations and plastic jewelry 2/26/20 Shells and Sailor’s Bouquets 3/25/20 Creepy Critters and Bug Hotels 4/22/20 Learning Garden and Repurposed Planters 5/27/20 Tiny Titans and Trace Fossils