American Museum of Natural History


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incorporated in New York City in 1869 to promote the study of natural science and related subjects. Buildings on its present site facing Central Park were opened in 1877.
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American Museum of Natural History,

incorporated in New York City in 1869 to promote the study of natural science and related subjects. Buildings on its present site facing Central Park were opened in 1877. Among the buildings later added were the Hayden Planetarium (opened 1935, demolished 1997), the Roosevelt Memorial building (completed 1936), and the Rose Center for Earth and Space (opened 2000), with a new Hayden Planetarium. The museum maintains exhibitions in all branches of natural history, including anthropology and ecology. As a result of its wide explorations throughout the world and its extensive research programs, it has acquired specimens and data of great value. Among the facilities for study are an extension library; illustrated lectures; publications; programs for young people; a special school service whereby the museum cooperates with city schools; circulating exhibits; habitat groups of animals and plants; a mineral and gem collection; an unrivaled assemblage of skeletons of extinct animals, especially dinosaurs; and replicas of invertebrates in glass. In 1995 the museum opened its extensively renovated dinosaur halls, which became the world's largest exhibit of its kind. Renovated halls of ocean life and of meteorites opened in 2003, and a new hall of human origins debuted in 2007.
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The American Museum of Natural History also offers weeklong middle school summer programs, on topics such as "What Happened to the Neanderthals," in which students use fossil and genetic evidence to investigate how a society declined.
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This exceptional fossil has given us a rare and detailed look at the anatomy of harvestmen that lived hundreds of millions of years ago." Prashant Sharma, one of the lead authors of the study and a researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, (http://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/research-posts/fossil-daddy-longlegs-once-had-second-set-of-eyes) said in a statement .
The newly renovated Theodore Roosevelt Memorial commemorates one of the greatest conservation leaders in our nation's past, and is reason alone to visit the American Museum of Natural History. Whether you're a first-time visitor, or a repeat customer, there are plenty of other exhibits to see and programs to experience at this New York City museum, including the new Hall of Mammals.
And they will love the dinosaur halls at the American Museum of Natural History (www.amnh.org), while Space Shuttle Pavilion has just launched at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (www.intrepidmuseum.org).
Summary: The star of The Amazing Spider-Man film, Andrew Garfield, made a guest appearance at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The New York CityPASS offers travellers discounts on the cost of tickets purchased separately for New York's essential attractions, including the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Modern Art, as well as a choice between the Guggenheim Museum or Top of the Rock, and a second choice between a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.
Akeley straddled an era of unchecked big-game hunting and an era of conservation-minded curation: Although he is best remembered for his revolutionary dioramas-his Hall of African Mammals at New York's American Museum of Natural History remains "the Sistine Chapel of the natural history world'--his greatest legacy came from a mid-hunt revelation that we should protect, rather than merely collect, the earth's endangered species, inspiring Africa's first wildlife preserve.
From left: Ellen Futter of the American Museum of Natural History, Thomas Campbell of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Glenn Lowry of MoMA
"Much of what we thought we knew about tyrannosaur evolution turns out to be simplistic or out-and-out wrong," says Stephen Brusatte of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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