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The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the museum complex comprises 27 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time, and occupies {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}. The museum has a full-time scientific staff of 225, sponsors over 120 special field expeditions each year,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and averages about five million visits annually.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The mission statement of the American Museum of Natural History is: "To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe."


American Museum of Natural History sections
Intro  History  Mammal halls  Birds, reptiles, and amphibian halls  Biodiversity and environmental halls  Human origins and cultural halls  Earth and planetary science halls  Fossil halls  Rose Center for Earth and Space  Exhibitions Lab  Research Library  Activities offered  Surroundings  In popular culture  Gallery  See also  References  External links  

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