American Museum of Natural History’s Cuba exhibit explores culture, biodiversity

For its latest blockbuster, the American Museum of Natural History is transporting visitors to Cuba.

The enthusiastically named “¡Cuba!,” opening Nov. 21, explores the culture and biodiversity of the nation just 94 miles from Florida’s shores.

In collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History, the timely show comes on the heels of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Caribbean island, sparking curiosity about the Cuban experience today.

Throughout the bilingual exhibition, which offers text in both English and Spanish, visitors can learn about Cuba’s people, religion and art, as well as its biological diversity and what makes it unique (fun fact: the world’s smallest bird, the bee hummingbird, calls Cuba home).

If you go: “¡Cuba!” is at the American Museum of Natural History Nov. 21 through Aug. 13, 2017, timed entry only | must purchase General Admission + One ($27/adults, $22/seniors and students, $16/ages 2-12) or SuperSaver Admission ($35/adults, $28 seniors and students, $22 ages 2-12) | Central Park West at 79th Street, amnh.org

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