American Museum of Natural History, New York

American Museum of Natural History, New York is one of the largest museums in the world and is a must see things in New York. It is situated opposite the Central Park.

American Museum of Natural History, entrance.

There are over 32 million specimens of animals, plants, rocks etc housed in 2 million square feet of space. However all the specimens cannot be displayed at a given time.

The complex is made up of 27 interconnected buildings with 45 exhibition halls. It attracts over 5 million visitors each year.

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You actually need more than a day to cover the entire museum.

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The museum is made of the following main sections –

  • the mammals hall,
  • the hall of Asian mammals,
  • Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians hall,
  • Biodiversity and Environment hall,
  • hall of ocean life,
  • hall of human origin and culture,
  • hall of earth and planetary science,
  • hall of fossils, and
  • hall of earth and space.


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