American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History
New York, United States

The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses more than 40 permanent exhibition halls, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space with the Hayden Planetarium, and the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation.

The Museum’s five active research divisions and three cross-disciplinary centers support approximately 170 scientists, whose work draws on a world-class permanent collection of more than 34 million specimens and artifacts, as well as specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data, and one of the largest natural history libraries in the world.

Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only American museum authorized to grant the Ph.D. degree and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Annual attendance has grown to approximately 5 million, and the Museum’s exhibitions and Space Shows can be seen in venues on five continents.

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American Museum of Natural History200 Central Park W
New York, NY 10024
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Opening hours
Monday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
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