The American Museum of Natural History, established in 1869, is one of the oldest museums in the United Stated. The museum is located on the upper west side of Manhattan at 79th street and is accessible right of the B and C trains. Visiting the museum is a great way to learn about history, the sciences, art and technology
The museum has permanent exhibits that are displayed year round. Growing up in New York I always enjoyed taking a visit to the American Museum of Natural History. The most memorable moment is seeing the African Elephants (Akeley Hall of African Mammals). That’s my identifier when visiting the Museum of Natural History in other states like North Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia that have created some replicas of the permanent exhibits similar to the American Museum of Natural History.
The traveling exhibits are temporary displays that showcase a famous person in history, specimens or a hot topic. When the exhibit is over AMNH displays the traveling exhibits online as part of their on-learning lab.
The Rose Center is a planetarium that feature shows about the planet earth and space in virtual reality. People who visit the Rose Center will be able to see virtual reality movies and three dimensional films.
Oooooh Ology Kids Place
The American Museum of Natural History hosts a web page geared towards kids called Ology. Children learn about anthropology, archeology, astronomy, biodiversity, global warming and the planet earth in an interactive and playful manner. Children are given tidbits about the topic and may hear features sound clips. Based on the topics Ology has online activities for kids to tackles with and printable arts and crafts.
Museum Visitor Access
The American Museum of Natural History does charge for admission to the museum. Adults cost 16 dollars, children 9 dollars, and senior citizens/student cost 12 dollars. There are additional fees to see the traveling exhibits, visit the Rose Center, Imax theater and view films. If people who visit the museum cannot afford the admissions fee AMNH will allow admittance for a small donation. AMNH has an annual membership program that allows free admittance to the museum year round.
Did you know?
In January 2009, the celebrity apprentice season 8 was filmed from the American Museum of Natural History. The popular reality television show filmed their final episode at the museum that featured recaps of the previous shows and declared Joan Rivers as the celebrity apprentice.