Halloween with the American Museum of Natural History

Fri Oct 23, 2020
Various times
All ages

NYC's annual Halloween bash is virtual this year—which means everyone gets a treat! The Museum is also launching a costume contest, with the winner awarded four tickets to the Museum.

Watch Party: In The Field with Bat Researchers
Tuesday, October 27, at 2 pm ET
Tune in to a pre-recorded video with Museum Curator Nancy Simmons and Research Associate Angelo Soto-Centeno, who discuss their work studying bat evolution and bat ecology, including field expeditions to Belize and Cuba. Viewers will find out what it takes to study bats in the wild and at the Museum, using scientific collections that include fossil and living species.

The Scientist is In: Fossil Skeletons
Thursday, October 29, at 2 pm ET
Paleontologist John Flynn, Frick Curator of Fossil Mammals in the Museum’s Division of Paleontology, invites families to explore some of the most compelling mammal fossils in the Museum's collection. Find out about the management of fossil skeleton specimens, fieldwork and discovery of new species, the evolution of mammals and Mesozoic vertebrates, methods for geological dating, plate tectonics and biogeography in this family-friendly program.

@AMNH Online Costume Contest
Share a picture of your family in Halloween costumes (all ages and pets welcome) and tag @amnh on Instagram and Twitter, for a chance to win four tickets to the Museum, with entry to special exhibitions T. rex: The Ultimate Predator and The Nature of Color. Costumes will be judged on originality, detail, creative use of materials, and (most importantly) theme, with a special focus on the best natural history-inspired costumes! Submit a photo by Saturday, October 31, at 7 pm ET.

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