1. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17: 11:30 AM Spotlight Tour of the Hall of Human Origins
2. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19: 11:30 AM Spotlight Tour of the Dinosaur Halls
3. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21: 10:30 AM Spotlight Tour of the Dioramas
4. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21: 1:15 PM Museum Highlights Tour
5. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22: 1:15 PM Museum Highlights Tour
Contact the Volunteer Office to double-check days and times: (212) 313-7565
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
From 2012 to 2016 (when I lived in New York) and since 2017 (whenever I visit New York), I've had the pleasure of guiding visitors through the halls of the American Museum of Natural History on Highlights Tours. In just 90 minutes, I get to tell visitors from around the world about the wonders of our world and the universe in which we live. Clearly, this can be a daunting task. I also give Spotlight Tours of specific Halls including the Fossil Halls on the fourth floor and The Hall of Human Origins. Obviously not every detail can be included on these tours, so I always tell our patrons that they can continue their visit after they leave the Museum. Listed below are some of the web links that I recommend for the more popular stops on our journey.
Before you check out the weblinks, here's a little bit about me and my connection to AMNH:
An article about my work as a docent appears in the Summer 2014 issue of ROTUNDA MAGAZINE, published by the American Museum of Natural History for its members. Go to ROTUNDA's website and click on SUMMER 2014. The article appears on PAGE 20:
The following weblinks will allow you to see and read about current exhibits at the Museum and to explore material about everything from dinosaurs to the Red Spot on Jupiter.
1. THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY WEBSITE: This link takes you to the Museum’s home webpage where you can find out about a variety of things, from information about specific exhibitions to visiting hours. www.amnh.org
RESTORING THE HALL OF NORTH AMERICAN MAMMALS: Over a dozen short videos tell you how the dioramas in the Museum are made--and then preserved. These videos focus on the restoration of the Hall of North American Mammals in 2012, but much of the information applies to the other 150 dioramas in the Museum. http://www.amnh.org/explore/amnh.tv/%28category%29/42948
AMNH LIVE: Live lectures on a variety of topics occur on a regular basis at the Museum. These videos allow you to hear and see these often lively presentations on topics ranging from Autism to Deep Sea Exploration.
c. This page has wonderful information for adults, families, and educators about what’s on view at the Museum as well as material on important scientific topics: http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults
d. On this page you can explore the latest research that’s taking place at the Museum and around the world by Museum scientists:http://www.amnh.org/our-research
MAMMALS OF THE LIBYAN DESERT
SEA LIONS OF THE ARCTIC
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
From 1989 until 2010, I took many of my Dowling College English and Humanities classes to The Met to experience the wonders of great art. I continue to support the Museum and pay much-needed visits with friends whenever I'm in New York City.
THE COLLECTION: Have a field day! Click on this link, and you’ll be able to access over 400,000 works of art in the museum’s vast permanent collections. It’s an art lover’s candy shop:http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection
The Greek and Roman Galleries
EDWARD DEGAS "Woman Seated Beside a Vase of Flowers"
My love for the Sciences is no secret to those who know me well. Here are some websites that I visit regularly to feed my mind and spark my imagination.