Haute Event: Preview of The American Museum of Natural History’s New Nature’s Fury Exhibit

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All photos courtesy of ©AMNH/C. Chesek

The Junior Council continued its 2014–2015 season at the American Museum of Natural History on December 3 with a private viewing of the new exhibit “Natures Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters.” Curated by Edmond Mathez, the exhibit tells the story of how individuals and communities cope with the aftermath of natural disasters. The exhibit showcases how scientists intend to prepare communities for future natural disasters, and the interactive display allows visitors to discover the process behind each natural phenomena using simulations and touchable specimens. Visitors are also able to interact with a virtual volcano, stand in the eye of an actual tornado, and experience what it’s like to be in the center of a roaring earthquake.
The American Museum of Natural History’s Junior Council is one of New York City’s most stimulating membership group for young philanthropists. Founded in 1994, the council has always supported the museums mission to educate individuals about human cultures, the universe, and the natural world. Every year, Junior Council members are able to go behind the scenes and preview upcoming events at some of the world’s most prominent museums and meet leading scientists.