American Museum of Natural History
ounded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
is one of the nation’s preeminent institutions for scientific research and public education. Throughout its history,
the Museum has pursued its joint missions of science and education, of examining critical scientific issues and
educating the public about them. The Museum′s power to interpret wide-ranging scientific
discoveries and convey them imaginatively has inspired generations of visitors to
its grand exhibition halls, and educated its visitors about the natural world and the vitality of human culture. Each year,
some five million people—students, teachers, tourists, and families visit
the Museum, and hundreds of thousands participate in on-site workshops,
school visits, and multicultural programs. Millions more, both nationally
and globally, are reached each year through innovative technologies and traveling exhibitions and programs.
Welcome to ¡Cuba!
Its complex politics and vibrant music have attracted the attention of the world.
But Cuba, the largest island nation in the Caribbean, is also home to the unexpected.
It′s a place of stunning contrasts: mysterious caves and bright boulevards, sweltering fields and cool forests,
hard challenges and high energy. This exhibition takes you inside the Cuban experience.
Meet its people, explore its landscapes and encounter its rare and unusual species and come away with
new perspectives on this intriguing country so close to our shores.
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024
Phone 1 212 769-5100
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Please note that attendees for this event must enter through the Columbus Avenue entrance at 79th Street.
5:30 p.m.: Reception and Greeting by Lisa J. Gugenheim
, Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Education and Strategic Planning
6:15 p.m.: Tour of ¡Cuba!
with Ana Luz Porzencanski, Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and co-curator of the
7:00 p.m.: Buffet dinner and meeting in the Museum's Powerhouse building
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