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Author Andrea Wulf Lecture: Alexander Von Humboldt

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Happy 250th birthday, Alexander Von Humboldt! Though almost forgotten today, Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous scientist of his age and created the foundation for many of our natural sciences. Join us as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth (September 14, 1769) with this special lecture.

MEMBERS-ONLY MEET & GREET | 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.

Museum Members are invited to meet author Andrea Wulf and join the BMS for a rededication of our Humboldt Room.

LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING | 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Humboldt’s restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether exploring deep into the rainforest or climbing the world’s highest volcanoes. Through his own personal scientific observation he believed that the arts and sciences were intrinsically connected, and his writings inspired some of history’s greatest minds, such as Darwin, Goethe and Jefferson. New York Times Best-Selling author Andrea Wulf pulls stories and beautiful illustrations from her books to reveal the most famous scientist of his time.

Ages: All Ages

Cost: Free with Museum admission

To reserve your tickets to the lecture, call 716.896.5200 x391. Walk-ins welcome.

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Date:
October 2
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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