Take the subway to Cuba. Explore the extraordinary biodiversity of the Caribbean island at a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, or AMNH.
¡Cuba! examines the remote forests, mysterious caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits developed in a unique partnership with colleagues from the National Museum of Natural History in Cuba.
The bilingual exhibition also highlights Cuba’s culture, its people, and its history.
¡Cuba! opens for Member previews beginning November 18 and to the public from November 21 through August 13, 2017. Here’s what you’ll find:
- walk through an immersive reconstruction of the Zapata wetlands, home to the endangered Cuban crocodile
- try your hand at Cuban dominoes and listen to contemporary Cuban music
- examine the fossil remains of a giant ground sloth once common to the island
- project paintings, sculptures, or performance art by contemporary Cuban artists on the walls of an interactive art gallery
- check out live reptiles and amphibians—including the Cuban boa, the Cuban tree frog, and six different species of tree-dwelling lizards called anoles
NYC on the Cheap editor Evelyn Kanter visited Cuba earlier this year. Read my story on sister website www.ecoxplorer.com
photo courtesy Cuba Plus Magazine