Ecology Resources

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5912

Mission: The mission of the American Museum of Natural History is to display scientific research from the birth of evolution to present day.

Open to the Public: Yes

Admission: Tickets are $6.00 for children and $7.50 for students and seniors.

Exhibits: There are always exciting exhibits going on at the museum. There are several different types of exhibits, which are located at different parts of the museum. One example is the display of 24 enlarged photographs of the world’s very diverse population of invertebrates. Another display is a 94-foot long blue whale model placed in a long hallway with interactive stations relating to the ocean ecosystem. There is also a large butterfly conservatory that is shown all year round.

Events and Activities: During your visit to the AMNH you may want to see a film in one of the theaters, including one Imax theater. In addition there are daily demonstrations, lectures, workshops, tours, and courses offered to all ages.

Behind the Scenes and Volunteer Opportunities: There are several things that a volunteer can do. They can work at the information desks, help teach students, give tours, and stand throughout the museum answering questions for the visitors. The behind the scenes people can help produce the Natural History magazine, help with the technology in the museum, work with the researchers, and catalogue the books in the library.

Prepared by JG