Last night, Discovery Channel brought an extra measure of magic to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City into with a special premiere event for the breathtaking natural history series, North America. This seven-part special turns the cameras on the continent we call home, showcasing North America’s diverse landscape, extreme weather and curious inhabitants.
The events’ 300 guests, including Founder and Chairman John Hendricks, board members of the National Forest Foundation, representatives from The Nature Conservancy and many more, were treated to a truly incredible experience in the museum’s Millstein Hall of Ocean Life. The premiere featured opening remarks by Discovery CEO David Zaslav and Executive Producer Andrew Jackson, and was followed by a reception of North American specialties, including New Orleans grilled shrimp, mini Maine-style lobster rolls, Alaskan salmon croquettes, Coney Island hot dogs and Texas jalapeño cornbread bites.
In Discovery fashion, guests left with fun mementos of the evening, including a plush bison and the series soundtrack, featuring a brand new song from Bon Jovi…not to mention a renewed love for the place we call home.
Check out a few more pictures from the evening below and mark your calendar for the debut on Discovery Channel on Sunday, May 19 at 9pm ET/PT!