One of the New York’s sights is the American Museum of Natural History which has been fascinating its visitors since its opening in 1871. The museum started showing exhibitions in the Central Park Arsenal building 30 years earlier its official opening. Its main task is to provide information about anthropology and natural science.
Exhibitions there connect the past and the present all in one. The four floors of the museum are just a huge entertainment centre for both adults and kids – from gigantic dinosaur skeletons to modern planetarium. Those who like science and animals will be impressed by this one of the most popular museum in New York the most.
Permanent exhibitions of the American Museum of Natural History include fantastic fossil halls where the world’s biggest collection of vertebrate fossils is demonstrated. Cultural halls have an Anthropology Department where unique traditions of Asia, Pacific ocean, North and South America and Africa are explored. Mammal halls are full of dioramas which lead visitors through different continents and times. Birds halls represent both local and foreign inhabitants.
Biodiversity and environmental halls opened in 1998 as a an addition to the museum of nature science. It serves to provide protection and preservation of biodiversity on our planet. A wonderful Rose Centre for Earth and Space was firstly opened in 2000.
American Museum of Natural History can offer also temporary exhibitions on public and state programs including lectures, family parties, seminars, movie festivals and live concerts. The museum works during the whole year except for Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. There are also special tickets that will let you visit planetarium and IMAX movies. There is a restaurant and two cafes for hungry and tired visitors and shops offer obviously books, posters, jewels, clothes and unique souvenirs.