The New York Hall of Science Celebrates Darwin with Evolutionary Events
Queens, N.Y. – Discover the evolutionary science of many different species of the world during Darwin Celebration at the New York Hall of Science. From 12:30 – 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 10 – Monday, February 12, celebrate the life and mind of Charles Darwin with activity tables, story time and a film screening of Flock of Dodos, a documentary that delves into the world of evolution. Free with admission, visitors to NYSCI can participate in the following Darwin-related activities: Hands-on activities:
- Cool Craniums – Compare a number of skulls and try to unlock the secrets of a mystery skull.
- Life Under a Magnifying Glass – Find the young Darwin in you and observe live insects using magnifying lenses.
- amo-flies – Become an insect investigator as you uncover the keys to survival in the wild.
- Homologous Structures – Learn how different species have many similar features.
- Finch Beaks – Choose the bird to survive the varied weather conditions of the Galapagos Islands.
Science Tales Story time:
The Science Technology Library presents I Am Dodo: Not a True Story, by Kae Nishimura. The tale is about an unusually smart dodo that has managed to escape extinction and is living happily in a big city.
NYSCI's Auditorium will screen Flock of Dodos, the first feature documentary to present both sides of the Evolution and Intelligent Design debate. A Q&A with Martin Weiss, Vice President of Science for NYSCI, will follow the screening. Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm; Monday at 3 pm.
For more information regarding Darwin Celebration, please contact 718.699.0005 ext. 381.
Media Contacts: Mary Record 718.699.0005 ext. 323
Carol Nordin 718.699.0005 ext. 342