Global Family Reunion

Global Family Reunion

Join us on Saturday, June 6, 11 am – 8:30 pm, for the first-ever Global Family Reunion, a festival that explores the science and history of human families. Through activities, talks, music, celebrity guests, food and more, you will discover how scientists are uniting the entire world in a single family tree. Museum admission on June 6 requires purchase of a Global Family Reunion ticket. NYSCI members receive a special discounted rate of 33% off ticket prices. There is a limited quantity of these special discounted tickets so buy your tickets now!

The Global Family Reunion includes:

Family Activities – Activities for the whole family including scavenger hunts, potato sack races, tug o’ war, hula hoops, genealogy, contests, yoga, science exhibits and games.

Speakers – More than 30 great talks for kids and adults from a wide range of speakers including Henry Louis Gates (12:30 pm), Dr. Oz (2:30 pm) and Harvard geneticist George Church (5:30 pm). Click here for the full schedule.

Connect – Join the World Family Tree and see how your family is related to Albert Einstein, Beyonce and everyone in between.

Music – Live music by Sister Sledge (8 pm), Lisa Loeb (7 pm) and Grammy-nominated kids’ musician Brady Rymer (12:30 – 1:30 pm).

Magic – Magician and illusionist David Blaine.

Storytelling – Hilarious and touching family stories from humorist Andy Borowitz, comedian Nick Kroll and actor Daniel Radcliffe (via video).

Food – A selection of foods from around the globe.

Help us Break a World Record – Join in on the fun and be a part of the world’s largest family photo.

A Great Cause – all proceeds after the cost of the event go towards battling Alzheimer’s.

The founder of the Global Family Reunion is bestselling author A.J. Jacobs, whose books include The Year of Living Biblically, The Know-It-All and Drop Dead Healthy. Jacobs is an NPR commentator and the editor at large at Esquire. He is a speaker with three TED talks that have more than 2 million views total. He is the father of three, the husband of one, and the cousin to millions.