We are all too familiar with natural disasters. As you read this, a volcano spews lava in Hawaii; two years ago, we were reeling from the punch of Superstorm Sandy; and in 2011, over 18,000 people died in a Japanese tsunami. It’s scary yet fascinating, as you will discover from the Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters. In addition to revealing the causes of natural disasters, Nature’s Fury shows how people and communities cope when they are hit. Even more intriguing are the interactive displays, which allow visitors to monitor earthquakes worldwide in real time, generate a volcano, and stand in the center of a roaring tornado. As the exhibit reminds us, we’ve always lived on a dynamic planet, even before climate change.
Sat., Nov. 15, 10 a.m., 2014