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Gala Honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Finds A Home At Times Square Marriott

Gala Honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Finds A Home At Times Square Marriott

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Andre Penner/AP/Shutterstock) A controversial gala honoring Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro will come to Times Square next month, after the event's organizers were rebuffed by the American Museum of Natural History and...

AMNH Backs Out Of Bolsonaro Gala After Sustained Public Outcry

AMNH Backs Out Of Bolsonaro Gala After Sustained Public Outcry

The museum's gala space in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life (Andrew H. Walker/WWD/Shutterstock) The American Museum of Natural History will no longer host a gala honoring Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, following several days of...

AMNH Employees Revolt Over 'Appalling' Decision To Host Bolsonaro At Museum

AMNH Employees Revolt Over 'Appalling' Decision To Host Bolsonaro At Museum

An exhibition maintenance manager vacuums the museum's 94-foot-long blue whale model. (Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock) The American Museum of Natural History is facing an internal insurrection — and the threat of staff resignations and boycotts — over its...

Brazil's Far-Right President Jair Bolsonaro To Be Honored At American Museum of Natural History Gala

Brazil's Far-Right President Jair Bolsonaro To Be Honored At American Museum of Natural History Gala

The museum's gala space in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life (Andrew H. Walker/WWD/Shutterstock) Each year, leaders of the international business and finance community gather in the American Museum of Natural History for a black-tie gala...

NY Supreme Court Says AMNH May Proceed With Expansion

NY Supreme Court Says AMNH May Proceed With Expansiongallery

A legal challenge to block the American Museum of Natural History's $325 million expansion has been dismissed. However, the plaintiffs are considering an appeal. Earlier this year, the Community United to Protect Theodore Roosevelt Park sued New...

Photos: Hundreds Of Protesters Condemn Colonialism, Patriarchy, And White Supremacy At AMNHgallery

Photos: Hundreds Of Protesters Condemn Colonialism, Patriarchy, And White Supremacy At AMNH

Hundreds of people from various activist groups packed into the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take part in activist group Decolonize This Place‘s third annual Indigenous Peoples Day/Anti-Columbus Day tour of the museum. The...

UPDATE: Teddy Roosevelt Statue At American Museum Of Natural History Vandalized With Red Paint

UPDATE: Teddy Roosevelt Statue At American Museum Of Natural History Vandalized With Red Paintgallery

The base of a controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City was splashed with blood-red paint early Thursday morning. Erected in 1938, the 10-foot-tall statue...

Inside The AMNH's Most Beloved Halls... Before They Lose Their Unique '70s Vibegallery

Inside The AMNH's Most Beloved Halls... Before They Lose Their Unique '70s Vibe

Last week the renderings for the soon-to-be redesigned Halls of Gems & Minerals were unveiled at the American Museum of Natural History, and the projected new look was not exactly an immediate hit with anyone who ever...

We'll Miss The 1970s Vibe Of The AMNH Halls Of Gems And Minerals

We'll Miss The 1970s Vibe Of The AMNH Halls Of Gems And Minerals gallery

The beautiful old Halls of Gems and Minerals are two of the greatest, darkest, most carpeted areas in the American Museum of Natural History. Featuring not just gorgeous, glowing rocks, but an of-its-era design straight from the...

On Columbus Day, NYC Activists Target Teddy Roosevelt's Legacygallery

On Columbus Day, NYC Activists Target Teddy Roosevelt's Legacy

Hundreds of people swept through the American Museum of Natural History on Monday as part of the second annual Anti-Columbus Day Tour. Through a series of mic checks, the group challenged the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the...

What To Do If You See A Bat In NYC

What To Do If You See A Bat In NYC

A dead bat spotted in Cobble Hill. (Photo by Lindsay Robertson) Recently, a friend of mine spotted a dead bat on a sidewalk in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, in broad daylight—a Big Brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) baking...

You Can Visit What Is Now Believed To Be The Largest Dinosaur To Have Walked The Earth At AMNH

You Can Visit What Is Now Believed To Be The Largest Dinosaur To Have Walked The Earth At AMNH

Courtesy AMNH The American Museum of Natural History teased reporters with the promise of a "special scientific announcement" about Titanosaur this week, its newest and tallest dinosaur fossil. I assumed that the big reveal would be...

Here's What It Looks Like To Sleep Over In The American Museum of Natural Historygallery

Here's What It Looks Like To Sleep Over In The American Museum of Natural History

One of the more special New York City experiences can be found at the American Museum of Natural History, where a few years ago they expanded their sleepover events to adults. The idea of wandering around the...

Indigenous Rights Activists Demand 'De-Colonization' Of Natural History Museum

Indigenous Rights Activists Demand 'De-Colonization' Of Natural History Museum

Protester at the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. (Joshel Melgarejo / Gothamist) Four hundred indigenous rights activists occupied the American Museum of Natural History Monday afternoon in protest of Columbus Day and museum exhibitions...

Photos: The AMNH's New Dinosaur Is 5-Stories Tall

Photos: The AMNH's New Dinosaur Is 5-Stories Tallgallery

This morning, the American Museum of Natural History held a grand unveiling of its largest dinosaur fossil yet, the Titanosaur. At 122 feet long and approximately 17 feet tall, the cast stands at a diagonal, its head...

American Museum Of Natural History Reveals Its "Thrilling" Expansion Design

American Museum Of Natural History Reveals Its gallery

The American Museum of Natural History has finally settled on a "conceptual" design for its planned expansion, and its president raved about the plans in both a statement and in a letter to museum members. Emphasizing that...

There Are Still Cots Available For The Next AMNH Sleepovers

There Are Still Cots Available For The Next AMNH Sleepovers

Photo by Amy Finkel/Gothamist Just about a year ago the American Museum of Natural History started to invite adults over to spend the night, an opportunity that had previously only been made available to children. Since...

Bed Bugs & Fossilized Dinosaur Poop Surface At AMNH's Identification Daygallery

Bed Bugs & Fossilized Dinosaur Poop Surface At AMNH's Identification Day

Once a year, kids with bubble-wrapped bones and sandwich bags full of nubby rocks crowd around precision-lit folding tables in the American Museum of Natural History's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. "We put this day on the calendar,"...

Museum Of Natural History Announces More Adult Sleepovers

Museum Of Natural History Announces More Adult Sleepovers

From August's inaugural adult sleepover. (Photo by Amy Finkel/Gothamist) In August, we were lucky enough to spend the night at the Museum of Natural History. This was the first time they were hosting an adult sleepover,...

Today: James Cameron And His DEEPSEA Submersible At The Museum Of Natural History

Today: James Cameron And His DEEPSEA Submersible At The Museum Of Natural Historygalleryvideo

James Cameron has taken a break from directing Hollywood blockbusters to indulge in his love of the ocean—specifically, to plunge into the depths of the Mariana Trench by himself in a submersible vehicle he designed. And now he's got a movie to share his experience—and he and his submersible, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, are at the American Museum of History today.

Photos: We Spent The Night At The Museum Of Natural Historygallery

Photos: We Spent The Night At The Museum Of Natural History

"Would you do it again?" I asked Rachel and Rosemary, who were some of the earliest risers at the American Museum of Natural History's first sleepover for grown-ups. They each paid $375 not only to sleep over,...

Sneak Peek Of First Museum Of Natural History Adult Sleepover

Sneak Peek Of First Museum Of Natural History Adult Sleepovergallery

Tonight is the first-ever adults-only sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History! Our deputy editor Jen Carlson is embedded at the scene among the 150 people who are lucky enough to sleep under the (very clean)...

The Best Museums In NYC

The Best Museums In NYC

Screw the Smithsonian, the Louvre, the Prado and the Uffizi Gallery. The best museums in the world are right here in NYC, and there are about a million of them, boasting everything from 13th century folk art...

Photos: How To Clean A Giant Blue Whalegallery

Photos: How To Clean A Giant Blue Whale

Yesterday the American Museum of Natural History's giant blue whale had its annual bath. The whale is located above the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life—where it securely floats above visitors—and is 94 feet long, weighing in at...

Museum of Natural History Announces First Adult-Only Sleepover

Museum of Natural History Announces First Adult-Only Sleepover

While the American Museum of Natural History has been hosting Night at the Museum sleepovers for kids, there's never been an adult-only one. Ever. Until now. They've just announced their first sleepover for grown-ups, which will...

Watch This Livestream Of The AMNH's Giant Blue Whale Getting Cleaned

Watch This Livestream Of The AMNH's Giant Blue Whale Getting Cleanedvideo

The iconic blue whale that magically hovers over AMNH's Milstein Hall of Ocean Life is currently getting its annual bath. Our photographer Navid Baraty is on the scene and we'll have plenty of photos later, but you can also watch the cleaning process as it happens, via the museum's livestream (from 11:30 to 12:30 today).

Photos: Creepy Crawly Spiders Now At The AMNH

Photos: Creepy Crawly Spiders Now At The AMNHgallery

When encountering black widow spiders in NYC, it's probably best to do so at the iconic American Museum of Natural History, with some impenetrable glass separating you. Their annual Spiders Alive! exhibition is back, starting tomorrow and...

Why Hasn't That AMNH Whale Ever Fallen From The Ceiling?

Why Hasn't That AMNH Whale Ever Fallen From The Ceiling?

Photo via klingon65's flickr Today the NY Times answers a question that no one was really asking: How is that giant whale not constantly crashing to the floor of the American Museum of Natural History? Some...

The AMNH Unlocks Thousands Of Old Photos From Vault

The AMNH Unlocks Thousands Of Old Photos From Vaultgallery

The American Museum of Natural History will unlock thousands of old photos from their vault, they announced this week. The new online image database (officially launching on Monday the 28th) will take you behind the curtain, delivering...

Photos: 200 Gorgeous, Colorful (And Poisonous) Frogs Now Living At The AMNH

Photos: 200 Gorgeous, Colorful (And Poisonous) Frogs Now Living At The AMNHgallery

Listen, frogs usually creep us out too—they're like half snake and half mouse—but whenever the American Museum of Natural History brings their frog exhibit back we sort of can't stop marveling at the weird little creatures. Over...

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