With its trademark dioramas and extensive collections, the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side, is one of the most prominent museums and scientific research centers in the world.
It encompasses four city blocks and consists of 27 interconnected buildings with 45 permanent exhibit halls – with a $235 million expansion to come. Its physical vastness aside, it also has over 200 working scientists and sponsors over 100 annual field exhibitions. Thus, it was, and still is, a pioneer in discovering and circulating information on human culture, the natural sciences and the universe.
With all of this impressiveness, it’s not surprising that the museum and its history are packed with equally impressive secrets. Here are our top ten.
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