A Whale of a Time: Discovery Channel Premieres ‘North America” at American Museum of Natural History

North America Premiere at Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

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!

 Founder & Chairman John Hendricks, President of Discovery & TLC Eileen O'Neill and President & CEO David Zaslav
Discovery Communications Founder and Chairman John Hendricks, Discovery and TLC Group President Eileen O’Neill and Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav


North America Premiere: Cuisine
The Feast for the Eyes, North America, Was Followed by a Feast for the Stomach
North America Premiere: Museum of Natural History
A Night at the Museum


North America Premiere: Bison Gifts
Bison Keep Watch Over Guests’ Seats…Only at Discovery!