Review by: Alex Key ( Key to the City from a Local )
81st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
The American Museum of Natural History is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The museum is made of 25 interconnected buildings with 46 permanent exhibits, which includes the Rose Center of Earth and Science. In this hall, one can learn how the universe was formed 13 billion years ago by walking down an awe inspiring path that chronicles its evolution. Continual displays expose the nature of galaxies, stars, and earth's geodynamics.
The Halls of Mammals are located in different parts of the museum. With immaculate details of geographical locations and anatomically precise mountings, the museum's dioramas are world renown. Visit the massive Hall of Dinosaurs and witness the terror of Tyrannosaur Rex. This museum has the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils that includes a "Titanosaur" the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.
On the main floor it a gigantic model of a mosquito, which happens to be the world's deadliest creature that has killed more humans than all the wars in history combined. Then walk to the next hall where a massive full size model of a Blue Whale is suspended from the ceiling. Remember to visit the real life Indiana Jones on the 4th floor. This and more in the museum featured in the movie "A Night at the Museum.