Tuesday, September 26, 2023

@AMNH: See a new exhibition and go behind the scenes!



Several people seated and standing exploring and learning in the library, some are reading while others are peering into the display of books at the left hand side of the library.


Explore the Wonders of the Natural World

The Museum is thrilled to welcome visitors from around the globe to the new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation! From spectacular architecture designed to spark your curiosity to a vibrant ecosystem at the year-round vivarium, there is something for all your friends and family to enjoy, including the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Research Library and Learning Center.

Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or a curious visitor, the library welcomes you to explore its collections and a new alcove exhibition gallery. 




This whimsical model of an animal based on a longhorn beetle which was first displayed Museum's Hall of Biodiversity in 2005 by an unidentified artist.

What’s in a Name?

Nestled within the library’s soaring shelves is a new alcove gallery, featuring its inaugural exhibition: What’s in a Name? 

Discover the history, significance, and challenges of scientific nomenclature from Aristotle’s time to present day. See rare books and illustrated works that bring science to life, including an early diagram of genealogical relationships, a colorful screen print by Andy Warhol, a whimsical model of an animal based on the longhorn beetle with a whimsical name to match, and more.

Included with Museum admission.





Go Behind the Scenes in the Rare Folio Room

Step into the stacks of the Gottesman Research Library and Learning Center with Tom Baione, Harold Boeschenstein Director of the Library, as he highlights one of the works from the Museum’s extensive collection of illustrated volumes.


Museum librarian Tom Baione in a blue blazer and white top holding a book and reading through the pages.




The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges Richard Gilder and the Gilder Foundation, Inc., whose leadership support has made the construction of the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation possible.

The Gilder Center is also made possible thanks to the generous support of the City of New York, the Council of the City of New York, the Manhattan Borough President, the State of New York, the New York State Assembly, and the New York State Senate.

Critical founding support has been provided by David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman; Kenneth C. Griffin; Allison and Roberto Mignone; the Davis Family; the Bezos Family Foundation; Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.; the Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family; Judy and Josh Weston; the Macaulay Family Foundation; Katheryn C. Patterson and Thomas L. Kempner, Jr.; New York Life Foundation; the Seedlings Foundation in honor of Michael Vlock; the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Foundation; Valerie and Jeffrey Peltier; Morgan Stanley; The Marc Haas Foundation in honor of Robert H. Haines; The Hearst Foundations; Joella and John Lykouretzos; the Yurman Family; the Charina Endowment Fund; Nancy Peretsman and Robert Scully; Shaiza Rizavi and Jonathan Friedland; Nancy B. and Hart Fessenden; Keryn and Ted Mathas; Elysabeth Kleinhans; the Estate of Margaret D. Bishop; the Henry Peterson Foundation; and an anonymous donor.