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you’re a seasoned researcher or a curious visitor, the
library welcomes you to explore its collections and a new
alcove exhibition gallery.
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.
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.
American Museum of Natural History
Richard Gilder and the Gilder Foundation, Inc.,
whose leadership support has made the construction of
the Richard Gilder Center for
Science, Education, and Innovation
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
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;
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;
the Estate of Margaret D. Bishop;
the Henry Peterson Foundation; and
an anonymous donor.
Become a Member today and make any day
extraordinary. Enjoy free admission, exclusive access
to new exhibitions and galleries, and more.