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  • Feb 2 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be hosting a workshop on $martPath, a new, online teaching resource for grades 1-8 geared towards economic and financial education.
  • Feb 3 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Public Mineral ID
    Free
  • Feb 5 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
    Rotating topics related to the museum content.
  • Feb 5 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto 90 years ago this month, he was ahead of his time. It took decades to learn that Pluto is not the oddball outsider that it first seemed to be, but is the largest of a vast swarm of objects beyond Neptune called the Kuiper Belt. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made the first close-up exploration of Pluto and its five moons in 2015, revealing a complex and dramatic world. On New Year's Day 2019, a billion miles beyond Pluto, New Horizons flew by a much smaller member of the Kuiper Belt, a 20-mile long mini-world now named Arrokoth. Arrokoth turned out to be a pristine leftover from the solar system's formation, unlike anything previously seen in the solar system. Dr. John Spencer is Deputy Project Scientist on the New Horizons mission. He grew up in England, and obtained a Bachelor's degree in geology at the University of Cambridge in 1978 and a PhD in Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona in 1987. He then worked at the University of Hawaii, and Lowell Observatory in Arizona, before coming to Boulder in 2004 to join Southwest Research Institute. He specializes in exploration of the outer solar system, using Earth-based telescopes, the Hubble Space Telescope, and interplanetary robot spacecraft.
    $8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students
  • Feb 7 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be hosting a workshop on $martPath, a new, online teaching resource for grades 1-8 geared towards economic and financial education.
  • Feb 7 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    First Friday Fractals shows at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. are more informational and include videos that explain a bit about the math behind the most popular fractal (the Mandelbrot set) and provide an overview of the Fractal Foundation’s education and outreach program.
  • Feb 11 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    Hear stories about how we can help our planet by recycling. We'll play a recycling game to learn how to separate items you may have thrown away before into recycling. Then, we'll walk through the new SAYAKA GANZ - RECLAIMED CREATIONS Exhibit and make our own art creations with recycled materials! Ages 0-10, parents welcome Free with Museum admission or Museum membership
    Free with Museum Admission
  • Feb 14 2020 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
    Make it a special Valentine’s date night at the museum! Join us for a roaring 20s party from 6:30 – 10:00pm. Dance with your favorite flapper in the museum atrium with our roaring animatronic Bisti Beast
    Pre Sale: Regular- $20/ VIP $35
  • Feb 16 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Meet in the Kiwanis Learning Garden of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and walk 2 miles with experienced birders to join in the worldwide Citizen Science event. Bring your walking shoes and binoculars and prepare to learn about our urban birds.
    $4 per individual; $10 per family
  • Feb 19 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Get ready to rock and roll with this geology themed sugar scrub. Learn about sedimentary rocks and the secrets they can hold, including fossils. Then get your art on while you create your own unique sugar scrub with Roberta Easter of Enchanting Soap Collections.
    Regular: $38/ Member: $33
  • Feb 24 2020 - 5:45pm to 6:45pm
    Downward Dino Yoga… at the Museum Held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month 6:00-7:00pm
  • Feb 25 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    Did you know not all food needs to be thrown away?! Hear stories about gardening and composting. Learn about what items can be composted. Then, take a walk through the Kiwanis Learning Garden to see composting in action!
    Free with Museum admission or Museum membership
  • Feb 26 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Re-Imagine… at the Museum Held monthly on the Fourth Wednesday of the month 2:00-3:30pm Come and re-imagine the world around you at our monthly series for seniors. This program is geared towards individuals 60+ and is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Each month we select one topic to investigate and then we follow up with a fun take home activity. This series is free to seniors 60+ but is limited. Go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org for more details and to register. 1/22/20 Reclaimed Creations and plastic jewelry 2/26/20 Shells and Sailor’s Bouquets 3/25/20 Creepy Critters and Bug Hotels 4/22/20 Learning Garden and Repurposed Planters 5/27/20 Tiny Titans and Trace Fossils
    Free with Museum admission
  • Feb 29 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. It’s an environmental crisis in the making for nearly 70 years. Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. Because it doesn’t degrade and instead breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, much of that plastic will remain here on earth. The problem is clear—too much plastic.
    Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required.
  • Mar 2 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Public Mineral ID Workshop
    Free

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