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Looking for something to do other than scroll through social media? While most outdoor activities and businesses are closed, the American Museum of Natural History is offering virtual visitations. The public can enjoy a variety of exhibits and online offerings from the comfort of their couch, including materials for families, virtual tours, videos, games, and more.
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Exhibit of the Day: the Spectrum of Life in the Museum’s Hall of Biodiversity! Imagine the diversity of life on Earth, with some 1.7 million species known so far. Around 1,500 of these living things are gathered here. This 100-foot (30.5-meter)- wall is packed with organisms of all shapes and sizes. But one species with an outsized impact on our planet is missing: humans! Over tens of thousands of years, Homo sapiens has transformed the continents, the oceans, even Earth’s atmosphere. Everything we do affects the fate of millions of plant, animal, and microbial species. Photo: R. Mickens/© AMNH
Here are several fun ways to enjoy the Museum:
- Museum View Virtual Tour: See “inside the Museum” in this virtual tour from Google Arts and Culture.
- Guided Hall Tours: Museum tour guides lead Facebook Live hall tours.
- Google Arts and Culture: Explore Museum highlights.
- Explorer: Download our free app for Android or iOS.
Additionally, the Museum will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 with a family-friendly, all-day online festival honoring our planet.