American museum OF Natural History

Ansicht Haupteingang mit Theodore Roosevelt Denkmal
opinion main entrance with Theodore Roosevelt monument

the American museum OF Natural History in cent ral park west corner 79. Road in New York, is one of the largest natural history museums of the world.

On 5 floors the complete history of mankind is almost covered - from the Steinzeit in the space age. The collection is in such a manner extensive that one day for the attendance of the museum is not sufficient. Over 30 million objects and exhibits it holds ready for its visitors and the science. The museum has its own IMAX - cinema and its own Subway stop. Particularly worth seeing new rose center is for Earth and space with the Hayden Planetarium and the 563 carat heavy „star of India “, the largest ever found sapphire. Further well-known objects of interest are a life-large blue whale, 19.2 meters long einstämmige Zedern - Kriegskanu of the Haida Indians and many dinosaur skeletons, in order to call only a small selection. Before the main entrance toward cent ral park is a Theodore Roosevelt - monument.

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after the establishment in the year 1869 moved already briefly the museum 1874 at the Manhattan Square. The museum, which goes over four of block, was established between the years 1874 and 1877 by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. Rose the center for Earth and space of the architect James Stewart Polahek, opened its gates in the year 2000. The architect called its work one „cosmic cathedral “, the New Yorker ones seized however completely in such a way high and does not call the building „the Weihnachtskugel in the glass case “. The name agitates from the ball blocked in the building in a transparent cube to see is. In the upper half of the ball the Hayden Planetarium found its place, in the lower ball half is bends fears for to theatres. As also the AMNH is endeavored numerous other natural history museums around new presentations. So could do at the beginning 21. century the history of the development of the vertebrate animals in a new exhibition to be developed. Therein are also spectacular fossils, which one does not get to see otherwise. In some places however the interior decoration dominates the objects shown.


the museum daily o'clock, on Fridays to 20,45 o'clock, opens only exceptions is Thanksgiving and Christmas at 10-17.45. To the not commercial use may be photographed, however are not certified flashlight, lamps and stands.



Douglas J. Preston: Dinosaurs into the Attic - at Excursion into The American museum OF Natural History, pc. Martin's press, New York (1986), ISBN 0-312-10456-1.

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coordinates: 40° 46 ′ 50 " N, 73° 58 ′ 25 " W


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