Hall of Biodiversity

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

The Hall of Biodiversity is a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to what many scientists believe is the most pressing environmental issue of our time: the need to protect and preserve our planet's biodiversity, the variety and interdependence of Earth... more

The Hall of Biodiversity is a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to what many scientists believe is the most pressing environmental issue of our time: the need to protect and preserve our planet's biodiversity, the variety and interdependence of Earth's life forms. The 11,000-square-foot hall, which opened in 1998, represents an important step in the Museum's efforts to expand public understanding of Earth's diverse and often endangered life forms, while painting a vivid and inspiring portrait of the breathtaking beauty and abundance of life on Earth. Dominating the hall is a spectacular diorama of the Dzanga-Sangha rain forest, which represents one of the most biodiversity-rich ecosystems on Earth. The diorama includes more than 160 species of flora and fauna and more than 500,000 leaves, each painstakingly made by hand. Representing a diorama "for the new millennium," the rain forest measures 90 feet long, 26 feet wide, and 18 feet high and invites visitors behind the glass into an immersive environment where high-resolution imagery, video, sound, and smell work together to create a habitat. The rain forest is depicted in three different states: pristine, altered by natural for... more

The Hall of Biodiversity is a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to what many scientists believe is the most pressing environmental issue of our time: the need to protect and preserve our planet's biodiversity, the variety and interdependence of Earth's life forms. The 11,000-square-foot hall, which opened in 1998, represents an important step in the Museum's efforts to expand public understanding of Earth's diverse and often endangered life forms, while painting a vivid and inspiring portrait of the breathtaking beauty and abundance of life on Earth.

Dominating the hall is a spectacular diorama of the Dzanga-Sangha rain forest, which represents one of the most biodiversity-rich ecosystems on Earth. The diorama includes more than 160 species of flora and fauna and more than 500,000 leaves, each painstakingly made by hand. Representing a diorama "for the new millennium," the rain forest measures 90 feet long, 26 feet wide, and 18 feet high and invites visitors behind the glass into an immersive environment where high-resolution imagery, video, sound, and smell work together to create a habitat. The rain forest is depicted in three different states: pristine, altered by natural forces, and degraded by human intervention.

Another major element of the hall is the Spectrum of Life, the only exhibit of its kind in the world, showcasing the glorious diversity of life resulting from 3.5 billion years of evolution. Organized into 28 groups along a 100-foot-long installation are more than 1,500 specimens and models—microorganisms and mammals, bacteria and beetles, fungi and fish.


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Hall of Biodiversity

Hall of Biodiversity
08/21/2019 10:00 AM
Wed, August 21
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/22/2019 10:00 AM
Thu, August 22
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/23/2019 10:00 AM
Fri, August 23
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/24/2019 10:00 AM
Sat, August 24
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/25/2019 10:00 AM
Sun, August 25
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/26/2019 10:00 AM
Mon, August 26
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/27/2019 10:00 AM
Tue, August 27
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/28/2019 10:00 AM
Wed, August 28
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/29/2019 10:00 AM
Thu, August 29
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Biodiversity
08/30/2019 10:00 AM
Fri, August 30
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 69 more times through Nov 07

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

August 21, Wednesday 10:00AM
August 22, Thursday 10:00AM
August 23, Friday 10:00AM
August 24, Saturday 10:00AM
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