Hall of New York State Environment

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

This hall chronicles the development of New York State's natural landscape over time. It describes the geological history from Precambrian times (2 billion years ago) to the present day, including glaciation, and displays of local fossils showing tha... more

This hall chronicles the development of New York State's natural landscape over time. It describes the geological history from Precambrian times (2 billion years ago) to the present day, including glaciation, and displays of local fossils showing that New York was a marine environment at one time. The hall uses the area of Stissing Mountain and the Village of Pine Plains in the Hudson Valley as an example because of its varied terrain: mountains, natural lakes, forests, variety of rock formations, and both wild and cultivated land. The hall also describes New York State agriculture and ecology, and how these affect the evolution of the landscape. Agricultural exhibits explain the processes of soil creation and soil conservation, the importance of crop rotation, the use of natural fertilizers in the soil (nitrogen-fixing bacteria), the structure of a bean plant, root structure of a plant, and life in the soil-an important factor in the existence of life above. The ecological exhibits cover the water cycle, the relationship of plants to geology, the cycle of nutrition and decay, photosynthesis and respiration, life in a pond as a closed system, and changes to the environment th... more

This hall chronicles the development of New York State's natural landscape over time. It describes the geological history from Precambrian times (2 billion years ago) to the present day, including glaciation, and displays of local fossils showing that New York was a marine environment at one time. The hall uses the area of Stissing Mountain and the Village of Pine Plains in the Hudson Valley as an example because of its varied terrain: mountains, natural lakes, forests, variety of rock formations, and both wild and cultivated land.

The hall also describes New York State agriculture and ecology, and how these affect the evolution of the landscape. Agricultural exhibits explain the processes of soil creation and soil conservation, the importance of crop rotation, the use of natural fertilizers in the soil (nitrogen-fixing bacteria), the structure of a bean plant, root structure of a plant, and life in the soil-an important factor in the existence of life above.

The ecological exhibits cover the water cycle, the relationship of plants to geology, the cycle of nutrition and decay, photosynthesis and respiration, life in a pond as a closed system, and changes to the environment through the seasons.


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Hall of New York State Environment

Hall of New York State Environment
07/01/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, July 01
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/02/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, July 02
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/03/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, July 03
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/04/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, July 04
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/05/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, July 05
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/06/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, July 06
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/07/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, July 07
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/08/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, July 08
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/09/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, July 09
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of New York State Environment
07/10/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, July 10
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 70 more times through Sep 18

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

July 1, Wednesday 10:00AM
July 2, Thursday 10:00AM
July 3, Friday 10:00AM
July 4, Saturday 10:00AM
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