American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Layers of the Ocean (Milstein Science Series)

Sun Feb 17, 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm ET
4 and up.
Free with museum admission

Enjoy a day under the blue whale exploring the five “zones” of the oceans, where a diverse array of marine species and ecosystems can be found at different depths. Find out how temperatures, salinity, and the amount of sunlight changes from zone to zone. Plus, learn how some species can only survive in the oceans’ sunlit uppermost layer, while others must dive deep to find food.

Program fincludes:

  • Meet giants of the deep in a virtual reality experience, part of the special exhibition, Unseen Oceans.
  • Step inside a 45-foot inflated replica of the JOIDES Resolution research vessel to see a video installation featuring great stories of scientific discovery in ocean drilling.
  • Hear from scientists Mark Siddall, Mandë Holford, Gaelin Rosenwaks, and Rosie Oakes as they host discussions about exploration and life at different layers of the oceans.
  • Join Little Big Eye for a performance that follows a fish with a sense of adventure as he meets colorful characters and explores the hidden wonders living within Hawai’i’s waters. Filled with puppets, music, and mystery, this interactive journey brings the oceans to life before your eyes.
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