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American Museum of Natural History

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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:

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Essential Facts:

  • 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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