American Museum of Natural History
|Location||Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY|
|Visitors||About 5 million visits annually|
|Director||Ellen V. Futter|
|Public transit access||B, C, M7, M10, M11, M79|
The American Museum of Natural History is a museum about science. It is one of the biggest and most-visited museums in the world.
The museum is made of 25 connected buildings in Theodore Roosevelt Park on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, USA. It has 46 exhibition halls, a lot of laboratories, a research library, and more than 34 million specimens and artifacts.
More than 200 scientists work at the museum, researching biology, paleontology, earth science, astrophysics, and anthropology. Its graduate school awards doctorate degrees in biology and masters degrees in education. The museum also provides education programs for children and adults, including for teachers.
Famous people who have worked at the museum include Teddy Roosevelt, Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
Other websites[change | change source]
- AMNH American Museum of Natural History main website
- History of the AMNH Archived 2007-11-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Library collection is searchable online.
Coordinates: 40°46′52″N 73°58′27″W / 40.781033°N 73.974174°W