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American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History

Inside Scoop: American Museum of Natural History

Holding down a large patch of land just off Central Park West, New York City's American Museum of Natural History is one of the top scientific institutions in the world. Founded in 1869, this museum's mission of discovering and interpreting fossils, artifacts, and information about the natural world has remained true for the past four decades. In particular, the museum's fossil halls have gained worldwide acclaim and are popular with visitors of all ages.

Current exhibitions include Oppulent Oceans, The Secret World Inside You, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean, Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease, Space Show: Dark Universe, and The Butterfly Conservatory. Permanent exhibitions include the Biodiversity and Environmental Halls, the Birds and Reptiles and Amphibians Halls, the Earth and Planetary Sciences Halls, the Fossil Halls, the Human Origins and Cultural Halls, and the Mammal Halls.  

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An exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.

An exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.

An exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.

American Museum of Natural History Video

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Upcoming Events at American Museum of Natural History:

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World - 05/28/16 - 01/02/17

AMNH Presents: Wonders of the Arctic - 09/02/16 - 03/02/17

The Science of Stem Cells Drop-In Sessions - 09/24/16 - 10/09/16

AMNH Presents | Book Lecture: The Madhouse Effect - 09/29/16

AMNH Presents: Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures - 10/01/16 - 05/06/17

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