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American Museum of Natural History

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Since opening to the public in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has evolved and grown. In addition to the Rose Center planetarium and regular exhibits, the American Museum of Natural History hosts a revolving series of new exhibits, so there is always something new to see.

The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH) is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. The Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 million specimens.

Exhibition halls
The Museum boasts habitat dioramas of African, Asian and North American mammals, a full-size model of a Blue Whale suspended in the Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life, a 62 foot Haida carved and painted war canoe from the Pacific Northwest, a massive 31 ton piece of the Cape York meteorite, and the Star of India, the largest star sapphire in the world.

Human Biology and Evolution
The Hall of African Peoples located in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Hall of Human Origins displays trace the story of Homo sapiens, illuminate the path of human evolution and examine the origins of human creativity.

Halls of Minerals and Gems
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals houses hundreds of unusual geological specimens.

Hall of Meteorites
The Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites contains some of the finest specimens in the world including Ahnighito, a section of the 200 ton Cape York meteorite which was found at the location of that name in Greenland.

Fossil Halls
Most of the Museum’s collections of mammalian and dinosaur fossils remain hidden from public view. Many of the fossils on display represent unique and historic pieces that were collected during the Museum’s golden era of worldwide expeditions (1880s to 1930s).

The Art of the Diorama: Recreating Nature
Renowned naturalists, artists, photographers, taxidermists and other Museum personnel have blended their talents to create the great habitat dioramas which can be found in halls throughout the Museum.

The Museum also has extensive anthropological collections: Asian People, Pacific People, Man in Africa, American Indian collections, general Native American collections, and collections from Mexico and Central America. After your visit to the museum, you will be ready to check out Long Island Skydiving. Make your reservations today to experience the thrill of Long Island Skydiving.

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