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Sunday, April 22
 

9:30am

Lloyd H. Miller of Deedle Deedle Dee
With his band the Deedle Deedle Dees, Lloyd H. Miller has been composing and performing family-friendly music that illuminates lessons in history and science for over a decade. His solo sets here will bring to life the Museum exhibits that surround him.
RSVP for the 9:30 Pop-Up performance coming soon.

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Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller is a teaching artist, musician, and writer based in Brooklyn. He’s the founder, frontman, and chief songwriter of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a band that specializes in songs inspired by history, science, folklore, and literature that combine music with theater, dance, video, and o... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

10:00am

Chicago City Limits
What’s funny about climate change? Discover dark comedy in dark times with this irrepressible improv comedy troupe who will take the theme of the day and the unique setting of the Museum to make you laugh—and make you care.

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Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Limits was founded in Chicago by George Todisco and actors in the workshop program at The Second City. The improv comedy troupe relocated to New York and established its own theater in in 1980 and began a continuous run now numbering over 10,000 Off Broadway performances. The Chicago Ci... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

10:30am

Lloyd H. Miller of Deedle Deedle Dee
With his band the Deedle Deedle Dees, Lloyd H. Miller has been composing and performing family-friendly music that illuminates lessons in history and science for over a decade. His solo sets here will bring to life the Museum exhibits that surround him.

Participants
avatar for Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller is a teaching artist, musician, and writer based in Brooklyn. He’s the founder, frontman, and chief songwriter of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a band that specializes in songs inspired by history, science, folklore, and literature that combine music with theater, dance, video, and o... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

10:30am

Secret Drum Band
Comprising of percussionists and ambient musicians, the Oregon-based Secret Drum Band performs a special set of compositions based on Amazonian soundscapes and ant acoustics. Yes, ant acoustics!

Participants
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Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band, based in Portland, Oregon, is a percussion ensemble that employs an array of affected vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, often mimicking sounds found in nature. Founder/composer Lisa Schonberg and composer Allan Wilsoncreatively document habitats and soundscapes in their compositions, with the goal of drawing attention to issues concerning endangered species, habitat loss, and other environmental issues... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Hall of Biodiversity

11:00am

Chicago City Limits
What’s funny about climate change? Discover dark comedy in dark times with this irrepressible improv comedy troupe who will take the theme of the day and the unique setting of the Museum to make you laugh—and make you care.

Participants
avatar for Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Limits was founded in Chicago by George Todisco and actors in the workshop program at The Second City. The improv comedy troupe relocated to New York and established its own theater in in 1980 and began a continuous run now numbering over 10,000 Off Broadway performances. The Chicago Ci... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

11:30am

Lloyd H. Miller of Deedle Deedle Dee
With his band the Deedle Deedle Dees, Lloyd H. Miller has been composing and performing family-friendly music that illuminates lessons in history and science for over a decade. His solo sets here will bring to life the Museum exhibits that surround him.

Participants
avatar for Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller is a teaching artist, musician, and writer based in Brooklyn. He’s the founder, frontman, and chief songwriter of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a band that specializes in songs inspired by history, science, folklore, and literature that combine music with theater, dance, video, and o... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

11:30am

Secret Drum Band
Comprising of percussionists and ambient musicians, the Oregon-based Secret Drum Band performs a special set of compositions based on Amazonian soundscapes and ant acoustics. Yes, ant acoustics!

Participants
avatar for Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band, based in Portland, Oregon, is a percussion ensemble that employs an array of affected vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, often mimicking sounds found in nature. Founder/composer Lisa Schonberg and composer Allan Wilsoncreatively document habitats and soundscapes in their compositions, with the goal of drawing attention to issues concerning endangered species, habitat loss, and other environmental issues... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hall of Biodiversity

12:00pm

Chicago City Limits
What’s funny about climate change? Discover dark comedy in dark times with this irrepressible improv comedy troupe who will take the theme of the day and the unique setting of the Museum to make you laugh—and make you care.

Participants
avatar for Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Limits was founded in Chicago by George Todisco and actors in the workshop program at The Second City. The improv comedy troupe relocated to New York and established its own theater in in 1980 and began a continuous run now numbering over 10,000 Off Broadway performances. The Chicago Ci... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

12:30pm

Ashley Jackson
The noted harpist performs with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, and the Qatar Philharmonic, and is also the principal harpist of NOVUS NY and the contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Wall Street, conjures the mellifluous sounds of nature with a performance of Vers la source dans le bois and La voliere magique by Tournier and Spiders by Paul Patterson, among other nature-inspired works.

Participants
avatar for Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson’s rhythmic precision and dynamic performances on the harp have led to prestigious positions with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, and NOVUS NY. She has appeared on stages in New York City and around the world, including the Park Avenue Armory, Royal Opera House i... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

12:30pm

Secret Drum Band
Comprising of percussionists and ambient musicians, the Oregon-based Secret Drum Band performs a special set of compositions based on Amazonian soundscapes and ant acoustics. Yes, ant acoustics!

Participants
avatar for Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band, based in Portland, Oregon, is a percussion ensemble that employs an array of affected vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, often mimicking sounds found in nature. Founder/composer Lisa Schonberg and composer Allan Wilsoncreatively document habitats and soundscapes in their compositions, with the goal of drawing attention to issues concerning endangered species, habitat loss, and other environmental issues... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Hall of Biodiversity

1:00pm

Abena Koomson-Davis
The singer, theater artist, and educator Abena Koomson-Davis, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical Fela!,combines her Ghanaian heritage and Brooklyn upbringing into an unmistakably soulful style. Using only her powerful voice and a loop station here, she creates a joyous vocal celebration of Earth.

Participants
avatar for Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis ​is a singer, educator, and theater artist. She was an original cast member of the hit Broadway musical Fela!, originating the role of Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti. Abena plays in several bands, including the a cappella trio Saheli, the Cool Rulers, and Van Davis, and recently became m... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

1:30pm

Ashley Jackson
The noted harpist performs with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, and the Qatar Philharmonic, and is also the principal harpist of NOVUS NY and the contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Wall Street, conjures the mellifluous sounds of nature with a performance of Vers la source dans le bois and La voliere magique by Tournier and Spiders by Paul Patterson, among other nature-inspired works.

Participants
avatar for Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson’s rhythmic precision and dynamic performances on the harp have led to prestigious positions with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, and NOVUS NY. She has appeared on stages in New York City and around the world, including the Park Avenue Armory, Royal Opera House i... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

2:00pm

Abena Koomson-Davis
The singer, theater artist, and educator Abena Koomson-Davis, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical Fela!,combines her Ghanaian heritage and Brooklyn upbringing into an unmistakably soulful style. Using only her powerful voice and a loop station here, she creates a joyous vocal celebration of Earth.

Participants
avatar for Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis ​is a singer, educator, and theater artist. She was an original cast member of the hit Broadway musical Fela!, originating the role of Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti. Abena plays in several bands, including the a cappella trio Saheli, the Cool Rulers, and Van Davis, and recently became m... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

2:30pm

Toni Ann Semple
Toni Ann Semple’s singing evokes the passion of fire, the gentle embrace of calm whispering winds, the soul stirring force of many waters, and the regality of majestic mountains--the grandeur of nature wrapped up in one golden, soaring voice. Born of the Cherokee and Mohawk Nations, this Native/African American singer-songwriter mixes American musical traditions from the breadth of her cultural heritage.

Participants
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Toni Ann Semple

Toni Ann Semple’s singing evokes the passion of fire, the gentle embrace of calm whispering winds, the soul stirring force of many waters, and the regality of majestic mountains—the grandeur of nature wrapped up in one golden, soaring voice. Born of the Cherokee and Mohawk Nations, this Native... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

3:00pm

Abena Koomson-Davis
The singer, theater artist, and educator Abena Koomson-Davis, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical Fela!,combines her Ghanaian heritage and Brooklyn upbringing into an unmistakably soulful style. Using only her powerful voice and a loop station here, she creates a joyous vocal celebration of Earth.

Participants
avatar for Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis ​is a singer, educator, and theater artist. She was an original cast member of the hit Broadway musical Fela!, originating the role of Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti. Abena plays in several bands, including the a cappella trio Saheli, the Cool Rulers, and Van Davis, and recently became m... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

3:30pm

Martha Redbone
A captivating singer-songwriter of Cherokee, Choctaw, European, and African-American descent whose music combines Native American elements with funk, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues, Martha Redbone and collaborator Aaron Whitby will perform a special Earth Day-themed set.

Participants
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Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone’s voice is at the vital heart of American roots music. She is celebrated for a sound that mixes the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky with the eclectic grit of her early years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Armed with the power of... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

4:00pm

Pilobolus
In a new variation on the work “Stargazing,” images of flora and fauna are projected onto the bodies of the dancers as move their lithe forms through the Hall of Biodiversity.

Participants
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Pilobolus

Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality for 45 years, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. The company reaches beyond performance, creating storytelling through designed experiences that demonstrate how nonverbal communication can maximize group creativity. Pilobolus h... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Hall of Biodiversity

4:30pm

Martha Redbone
A captivating singer-songwriter of Cherokee, Choctaw, European, and African-American descent whose music combines Native American elements with funk, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues, Martha Redbone and collaborator Aaron Whitby will perform a special Earth Day-themed set.

Participants
avatar for Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone’s voice is at the vital heart of American roots music. She is celebrated for a sound that mixes the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky with the eclectic grit of her early years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Armed with the power of... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

5:30pm

Martha Redbone
A captivating singer-songwriter of Cherokee, Choctaw, European, and African-American descent whose music combines Native American elements with funk, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues, Martha Redbone and collaborator Aaron Whitby will perform a special Earth Day-themed set.

Participants
avatar for Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone’s voice is at the vital heart of American roots music. She is celebrated for a sound that mixes the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky with the eclectic grit of her early years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Armed with the power of... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals