Hall of Planet Earth

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

The Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth displays one of the most outstanding collections of geological specimens ever displayed in an exhibition hall. Between 1996 and 1998, Museum teams embarked on dozens of reconnaissance trips and 28 acquisition expedi... more

The Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth displays one of the most outstanding collections of geological specimens ever displayed in an exhibition hall. Between 1996 and 1998, Museum teams embarked on dozens of reconnaissance trips and 28 acquisition expeditions to distant locations, from Indonesian volcanoes to the Sahara Desert in West Africa. Each trip included working with local experts to uncover the most geologically significant rocks. Every specimen and model was chosen to illustrate an important aspect of Earth's dynamic story. To tell the most significant stories of Earth, from its early evolution to the earthquakes and storms we encounter today, the 8,830-square-foot Hall is organized into exhibition zones based on five major questions. 1. How Has The Earth Evolved? 2. Why Are There Ocean Basins, Continents, And Mountains? 3. How Do We Read The Rocks? 4. What Causes Climate And Climate Change? 5. Why Is Earth Habitable? Four years in the making, HoPE features 168 rock specimens and 11 full-scale models of classic outcroppings from 25 countries — including Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Scotland, Switzerland, and Venezuela — and f... more

The Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth displays one of the most outstanding collections of geological specimens ever displayed in an exhibition hall. Between 1996 and 1998, Museum teams embarked on dozens of reconnaissance trips and 28 acquisition expeditions to distant locations, from Indonesian volcanoes to the Sahara Desert in West Africa. Each trip included working with local experts to uncover the most geologically significant rocks. Every specimen and model was chosen to illustrate an important aspect of Earth's dynamic story.

To tell the most significant stories of Earth, from its early evolution to the earthquakes and storms we encounter today, the 8,830-square-foot Hall is organized into exhibition zones based on five major questions.

1. How Has The Earth Evolved?
2. Why Are There Ocean Basins, Continents, And Mountains?
3. How Do We Read The Rocks?
4. What Causes Climate And Climate Change?
5. Why Is Earth Habitable?

Four years in the making, HoPE features 168 rock specimens and 11 full-scale models of classic outcroppings from 25 countries — including Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Scotland, Switzerland, and Venezuela — and five ocean floor regions, as well as an array of specially created videos and computer interactives that allow visitors to both explore geologic time and gain an understanding of the methods scientists use to study vast Earth systems.


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Hall of Planet Earth

Mon, September 20
10:00AM
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Tue, September 21
10:00AM
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Wed, September 22
10:00AM
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Thu, September 23
10:00AM
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Fri, September 24
10:00AM
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Sat, September 25
10:00AM
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Sun, September 26
10:00AM
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Mon, September 27
10:00AM
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Tue, September 28
10:00AM
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Wed, September 29
10:00AM
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Occurs 70 more times through Dec 08

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

September 20, Monday 10:00AM
September 21, Tuesday 10:00AM
September 22, Wednesday 10:00AM
September 23, Thursday 10:00AM
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