The November 3 $5 First Friday is going to the frogs! The science behind their singing is part of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s current temporary exhibition Wild Music: Songs & Sounds of Nature. Local experts will explain what we can learn from our leaping friends.
Dr. Sarah Corey-Rivas from NM Highlands University studies conservation ecology of reptiles and amphibians, molecular ecology, landscape genetics, phylogeography, and herpetology. Tom Giermakowski is a UNM biologist interested in the distribution of amphibians and reptiles, especially at the edge of their range. They will have recordings of frogs and information about field work, their research, and protecting endangered species.
From 5:30 – 9 p.m., $5 museum admission includes the displays by the frog researchers and access to Wild Music, a highly interactive exhibition which explores evidence for the biological origins of music. Through environmental soundscapes, exhibits, and listening experiences, visitors are invited to explore nature’s score and expand their understanding of what makes music.
The Planetarium will present Fractal Friday at the usual times of 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. with the normal admission of adults $10, seniors $7, and children (3-12) $5. Shows typically sell out in advance, so get your tickets early on brownpapertickets.com.
The Museum Observatory will be open to the night sky from 7 – 9 p.m., weather permitting. The Nature Works store will be selling Galapagos animals, in plush form, and other unique gifts from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on this First Friday. The new Hope Café will be open continuously from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, so you can enjoy dinner while waiting for the museum to reopen (only the café entrance will be open from 5 – 5:30 p.m.)