Stock Photo - American Museum of Natural History. Central Park West to 79th Street. Tel 212-769-5100. (Mon-Sun 10am-5: 45pm / closed during Christmas and Thanksgiving / donation recommended including the Rose Center: adults $ 16US / $ 12 seniors and students / children 2-12 $ 9US). This is one of the largest natural history museums in the world, and one of the most recommended places in the city if you travel with children. It was founded in 1869 and contains over thirty million objects. The American Museum of Natural History (American Museum of Natural History in English) is a major New York collector. Located in the northwest of Manhattan (New York, USA), at 79th Street and Central Park West. The museum has a staff of over 1200 people and 100 sponsors field trips for collection of material every year. The museum was founded in 1869. Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. president) was the father of the museum and one of its founders. The first head of the museum was an old arsenal built in Central Park. In 1874, the ground was ready to build the present building, which occupies most of Manhattan Square. The original Gothic design (1874-1877) was designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, who were collaborating with Frederick Law Olmsted in structures for Central Park. Famous names associated with the museum have been a geologist and paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn (chairman for many years), the hunter of dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert, Roy Chapman Andrews (one of the inspirations for Indiana Jones), George Gaylord Simpson, biologist Ernst Mayr, the pioneers of cultural anthropologists, Margaret Mead and Franz Boas and the ornithologist Robert Cushman Murphy. The millionaire J. P. Morgan was one of the benefactors of the museum.

Stock Photo: American Museum of Natural History. Central Park West to 79th Street. Tel 212-769-5100. (Mon-Sun 10am-5: 45pm / closed during Christmas and Thanksgiving /.

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