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

Hall of Primates
12/01/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, December 01
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/02/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, December 02
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/03/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, December 03
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/04/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, December 04
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/05/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, December 05
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/06/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, December 06
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/07/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, December 07
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/08/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, December 08
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/09/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, December 09
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Primates
12/10/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, December 10
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 70 more times through Feb 18

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

December 1, Tuesday 10:00AM
December 2, Wednesday 10:00AM
December 3, Thursday 10:00AM
December 4, Friday 10:00AM
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