American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.

Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has collected more than 32 million specimens relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its amazing treasures in the exhibit halls, and behind the scenes more than 200 scientists are at work making new discoveries. Millions of people from around the world visit the Museum each year.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures. For information on current exhibitions and upcoming events, visit http://www.amnh.org/calendar.


Exhibitions and events

Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins

Permanent exhibition

The newly opened Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins presents the remarkable history of human evolution from our earliest ancestors millions of years ago to modern Homo sapiens. The...

The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

Permanent exhibition

About 3.5 billion years ago the ocean gave rise to the first life on Earth. Today no matter where you live, it shapes and sustains your life-and all life around you. The ocean is vast, covering more...


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