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American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world comprises 28 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 33 million objects, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time.

The mission of the American Museum of Natural History is: “To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.”

The Exhibits of the American Museum of Natural History include:

American Museum of Natural History

  • Name:             American Museum of Natural History
  • City:                New York City
  • Established:  1869
  • Type:              Natural history
  • Location:       Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City, U.S.

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“The modern world thinks of art as very important: something close to the meaning of life.”
– Alain de Botton

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