Hall of Primates

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

The primate order, one of the many subdivisions of mammals, includes monkeys, apes, and humans. This hall provides an overview of primates through skeletons, mounted specimens, and artwork. The order is broken down into families, in displays that tra... more

The primate order, one of the many subdivisions of mammals, includes monkeys, apes, and humans. This hall provides an overview of primates through skeletons, mounted specimens, and artwork. The order is broken down into families, in displays that trace both their shared characteristics and those unique to each group, demonstrating a fascinating variety of animals. Primates range in size from the pygmy marmoset to the orangutan and gorilla, and include species such as tree shrews that more closely resemble rodents. While the apes, which are specialized for swinging by their hands, do not have tails, many primates such as spider monkeys have long tails they use for grasping. Some species live predominantly among the trees while others inhabit the forest floor, and primates' habitats are found from South America to Southeast Asia to Africa. The visitor can explore the relationship of hominids, or humans, to other primates through these characteristics and others, including posture, the amount of body hair, and the shape of the hand and especially the thumb.


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Hall of Primates

Wed, September 15
10:00AM
$
Thu, September 16
10:00AM
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Fri, September 17
10:00AM
$
Sat, September 18
10:00AM
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Sun, September 19
10:00AM
$
Mon, September 20
10:00AM
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Tue, September 21
10:00AM
$
Wed, September 22
10:00AM
$
Thu, September 23
10:00AM
$
Fri, September 24
10:00AM
$
Occurs 70 more times through Dec 03

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

September 15, Wednesday 10:00AM
September 16, Thursday 10:00AM
September 17, Friday 10:00AM
September 18, Saturday 10:00AM
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