The American Natural History Museum is one of the largest museums in the World and has gained an elevated ‘celebrity status’ when it was featured in the popular Hollywood film Night In The Museum with Ben Stiller (2006). As the name suggests – the museum is dedicated to the study of the universe, the environment, as well as our natural and cultural history.
The museum features 45 permanent exhibitions spread around its four main floors and a basement, as well as an iMAX theater, and a planetarium. It owns over 33 million different specimens, such as rocks, minerals, plants, animals, fossils and other relics, and many other items. Some of the museum’s most fascinating collections include the Saurischian Dinosaurs, Akeley Hall of African Mammals, Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life, Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, as well as our personal favorites – Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples, African Peoples, South American Peoples, Mexico and Central America, Stout Hall of Asian Peoples and the Northwest Coast Indian Peoples halls.
It also often runs various temporary exhibitions and screenings, such as these four in 2017: ‘Mummies’, ’Cuba’, ‘Dark Universe’, and ‘Humpback Whales’. It’s very easy to spend an entire day at this wonderful museum, and there are several food courts and cafes to keep you going. P.S. It’s the number one place to visit with kids!
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