Red Rose Library Activities
- American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
- Come join us as we take a trip to New York's famous American Museum of Natural History Rose Center! Their web site (http://www.amnh.org/museum/audio_tours/index.html) notes:
The Frederick Phineas & Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space reveals the wonders of the universe and the mysteries of Earth through a 75-minute Audio Tour, available in both English and Spanish. The Rose Center Audio Guide is available free with Museum admission or membership.
Following an introduction by Museum President Ellen V. Futter, the main tour guide along the
34-stop route through the Rose Center is the dynamic and entertaining Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium. Other Museum scientists stop by along the way to add their expertise to the Audio Tour. They include astrophysicists Michael Shara, Charles Liu, and Frank Summers, and geologists James Webster and Rosamond Kinzler.
The Rose Center Audio Tour, produced by the Museum with Acoustiguide, covers the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe, the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, the Scales of the Universe, and the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway. The majority of the Audio Tour is in random-access format, enabling visitors to tailor their tours of the Rose Center to their particular interests. The Audio Tour is available in either wand or headset listening device: the Wand offers excellent sound quality without the use of headphones; the Mini is a palm-sized hands-free headset player used like a Walkman.
The Rose Center Audio Tour is sponsored by Bloomberg.
The Rose Center for Earth and Space features:
The Hayden Planetarium, Hall of Planet Earth,
Hall of the Universe, Cosmic Pathway and Scales of the Universe
Your Friends of the Red Rose Library have co-sponsored this event.
Admission, round trip bus and lunch at the Museum are only $25.
Call +1 212 555-7673 to make your reservations.