American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History
Established 1869
Location Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY
Type Natural History
Visitor figures About 4 million visits annually
Director Ellen V. Futter
Public transit access B, C, M7, M10, M11, M79
Website http://www.amnh.org
Main Lobby in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial. This vast space overlooks Central Park

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, USA, is one of the largest museums in the world.

With its park-like grounds, the museum has 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library.

The collections contain over 32 million specimens, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time. The museum has a scientific staff of more than 200, and sponsors over 100 special field expeditions each year.

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Coordinates: 40°46′52″N 73°58′27″W / 40.781033°N 73.974174°W / 40.781033; -73.974174