American Museum of Natural History

Central Park W at W. 79th St., New York, NY 10024
Tyrannosaurus rex and Apatosaurus excelsus

Mounted skeletons of Tyrannosaurus rex (left) and Apatosaurus excelsus (right) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in Theodore Roosevelt Park across the street from Central Park, the museum complex comprises 28 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library.

The museum collections contain over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time.

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