American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural history spans four city blocks and has more than twenty interconnected buildings. It is the largest natural history museum in the world. Founded in 1869 when Darwin and his contemporaries as well as other Victorians have revealed various discoveries, this 570,000 square-feet museum is home to the findings of studies on natural objects, animals, vegetable (plants), and minerals. Currently, the phrase “natural history” is limited to the study of animal life instead of the original Darwinian view of this term.
Visitors will see more than 40 exhibition halls that display a portion of 32 million specimen and artifacts, many of which are presented in lifelike dioramas. Scientifically significant collection of dinosaurs and fossil vertebrates can also be found here, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex and Apatosaurus. In the Roosevelt rotunda of this famous institution houses the tallest free-standing dinosaur exhibit in the world. This dinosaur exhibit cultivates the tourists’ appreciation of scientific theories regarding the behavior of these wild dinosaurs.
This museum is for nature lovers who want to know more about Earth’s living things as well as the species that are already extinct. The famous Hall of Biodiversity in the museum presses the critical need to preserve the wildlife of animals to the visitors too.
There are also halls that display meteorites, minerals, and gems that geology buffs will love.