Earlier this week i dedicated the better part of a day to visiting The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH). Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, it is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library.
with a Journey to the Stars! Featuring extraordinary images from telescopes on the ground and in space and stunning, never-before-seen visualizations of physics-based simulations, the dazzling show launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, it was an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by the Museum’s astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts and leading scientists from the United States and abroad.
Before exploring the Mammal Halls. With precise depictions of geographical locations and the careful, anatomically correct mounting of the specimens, the Museum’s dioramas are windows onto a world of animals, their behavior, and their habitats.
Moreover, since many of the environments represented have been exploited or degraded, some dioramas preserve places and animals as they no longer exist. The visitor to these halls is able to travel not only across continents, but also, in some cases, through time.
The Hall of Primates provides an overview of primates through skeletons, mounted specimens, and artwork that trace both their shared characteristics and those unique to each group, demonstrating a fascinating variety of animals
The Hall of Biodiversity expands the Museum’s efforts to alert the public to the critical roles biodiversity plays in sustaining life as we know it, and to the ecological crisis we now face.
And i just wandered and wandered through seemingly endless halls and exhibitions. Like the Irma and Paul Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
the Guggenheim Hall of Minerals and Morgan Hall of Gems