Hall of Asian Mammals

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

Between 1922 and 1928, Museum Trustee Arthur S. Vernay and British Colonel John C. Faunthorpe conducted six expeditions to collect animal specimens in India, Burma (now Myanmar), and Siam (now Thailand). The specimens were then donated to the Museum ... more

Between 1922 and 1928, Museum Trustee Arthur S. Vernay and British Colonel John C. Faunthorpe conducted six expeditions to collect animal specimens in India, Burma (now Myanmar), and Siam (now Thailand). The specimens were then donated to the Museum and formed the foundation for this hall, which opened in 1930. The mounting of the animals in the Hall of Asian Mammals was overseen by James L. Clark using Carl Akeley's methods, and the hall's layout is similar to that of the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. As in the Akeley Hall, a group of elephants forms the centerpiece. These complementary exhibits allow the visitor to note the differences between the two types of elephant: The Asian elephant is generally smaller in size, with smaller ears and a higher forehead. The animals featured in this hall also include the water buffalo, gaur, leopard, and rhinoceros, and many represent species threatened by poaching and loss of habitat. Two examples of Asian mammals, the Siberian tiger and the giant panda, were among the animals relocated to the Endangered Case in the Hall of Biodiversity when it opened in 1998.


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Hall of Asian Mammals

Hall of Asian Mammals
10/29/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, October 29
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
10/30/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, October 30
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
10/31/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, October 31
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
11/01/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, November 01
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
11/02/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, November 02
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
11/03/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, November 03
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
11/04/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, November 04
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
11/05/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, November 05
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
11/06/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, November 06
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Mammals
11/07/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, November 07
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

October 29, Thursday 10:00AM
October 30, Friday 10:00AM
October 31, Saturday 10:00AM
November 1, Sunday 10:00AM
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