American Museum of Natural History

natural history museum in Manhattan, New York

The American Museum of Natural History is a museum about science. It is one of the biggest and most-visited museums in the world.

American Museum of Natural History
LocationCentral Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY
VisitorsAbout 5 million visits annually
DirectorEllen V. Futter
Public transit accessB, C, M7, M10, M11, M79

The museum is made of 25 connected buildings in Theodore Roosevelt Park on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, USA. It has 46 exhibition halls, a lot of laboratories, a research library, and more than 34 million specimens and artifacts.

More than 200 scientists work at the museum, researching biology, paleontology, earth science, astrophysics, and anthropology. Its graduate school awards doctorate degrees in biology and masters degrees in education. The museum also provides education programs for children and adults, including for teachers.

Hungry Allosaurus greets arriving visitors in the Main Lobby of the museum

Famous people who have worked at the museum include Teddy Roosevelt, Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

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