Sackler Educational Laboratory: Weekend Drop-In Sessions

Title: Sackler Educational Laboratory: Weekend Drop-In Sessions

Date and time:  Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18 // 11:00am – 5:00pm

Location:  Sackler Educational Laboratory, located on the first floor in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins – American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

Registration: Free for Members or with Museum admission

Audience: All ages

Information: Stop by the Sackler Educational Lab anytime from noon to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays to talk to a scientist, learn about the latest discoveries in human evolution, handle fossil casts, and see a real human brain.

Lab highlights include:

  • See and touch casts of the most recent fossil discoveries in human evolution such as, Homo naledi, Homo floresiensis, Australopithecus sediba and Ardipithecus ramidus.
  • Examine anatomical details on key fossil hominins such as: Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis), Turkana boy (Homo ergaster), and The Taung Child (Australopithecus africanus).
  • Hold an early stone tool, and determine how our early ancestors created and used these tools to hunt and survive in their environments.
  • Look at a real plastinated human brain, and learn the structure and function of between different anatomical regions.

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