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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...

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...

Actually, That 'Hot' Mandarin Duck In Central Park Has 'Zero Ornithological Interest'

Actually, That 'Hot' Mandarin Duck In Central Park Has 'Zero Ornithological Interest'

Around the time we published our 4th piece on Mandarin Patinkin, the magnificent Mandarin duck that turned up in Central Park and captivated the city, Paul Sweet from the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Ornithology...

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...

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...

You'll Be Able To See SOME Of The 'Great American Eclipse' In NYC

You'll Be Able To See SOME Of The 'Great American Eclipse' In NYCgallery

On August 21st, there will be a rare total solar eclipse viewable from certain parts of the United States, called the Great American Eclipse. According to NASA, this is the first time since 1918 that "a total...

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...

The AMNH's Annual Whale Wash Is Happening!

The AMNH's Annual Whale Wash Is Happening!gallery

Every year, the massive blue whale that hangs in the American Museum of Natural History's Milstein Hall of Ocean Life gets a bath. Or rather, gets vacuumed. And this year's cleaning will take place on Tuesday and...

These Are Your 2017 Manhattanhenge Dates

These Are Your 2017 Manhattanhenge Datesgallery

Every year New Yorkers stand in the middle of busy Manhattan streets to capture a shot of the sun perfectly aligning with our street grid. This phenomena is known as Manhattanhenge, and was discovered and named by...

American Museum Of Natural History's Adult Sleepovers Are BACK, BABYgallery

American Museum Of Natural History's Adult Sleepovers Are BACK, BABY

If you've thus far missed your chance to drink champagne on a cot under the Giant Blue Whale, the American Museum of Natural History just announced new dates for its popular adult-only sleepovers. The two upcoming Night...

NYC's Most Satisfying Livestream Is Happening NOWgallery

NYC's Most Satisfying Livestream Is Happening NOW

There is something immensely satisfying about watching a year's worth of grime and dust be scrubbed away from a thing. Anything. But especially a thing in New York City, where there is more dirt than you ever...

The 'Most Popular' Meteor Shower Is Coming & Here Are Your NYC Viewing Tips

The 'Most Popular' Meteor Shower Is Coming & Here Are Your NYC Viewing Tips

Last year's perseid meteor shower... over Nevada. (Getty) There's a massive perseid meteor shower coming to the skies, but as New Yorkers we must accept this kind of information alongside the knowledge that we may never...

Zika Virus A Risk To Us 'As A Species,' Health Officials Warn

Zika Virus A Risk To Us 'As A Species,' Health Officials Warn

AMNH Museum Curator Susan Perkins w/ Drs. Ian Lipkin, Catherine Spong, and Jay Varma. (Rebecca Fishbein/Gothamist) With summer officially in full swing, health officials are concerned about the effect mosquito season might have on the Zika...

Photos: Live Crocodiles Invade The American Museum Of Natural Historygalleryvideo

Photos: Live Crocodiles Invade The American Museum Of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is full of scary things—the squid and the whale, for instance, and the giant mosquito, and wherever Newt and Callista Gingrich copulated during their special Valentine's Day sleepover. When I was...

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...

AMNH Scientist Kills Mysterious Island Bird For Research

AMNH Scientist Kills Mysterious Island Bird For Research

(Rob Moyle/University of Kansas via Audubon Society) An American Museum of Natural History researcher has, ahem, ruffled a few feathers after he went ahead and killed a rare bird in the name of research. The timeline...

Watch A Bee Get Shampooed By The AMNH's Insect Stylist

Watch A Bee Get Shampooed By The AMNH's Insect Stylist

Swarms of bees have come through the American Museum of Natural History, and each one gets a shampoo and blow-out upon arrival. The Museum has posted a run-down of the process on their website, noting 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,"...

Newt Gingrich Excited For Romantic Sleepover At The Natural History Museum

Newt Gingrich Excited For Romantic Sleepover At The Natural History Museum

Original photo of AMNH by Amy Finkel, Newt & Callista via Getty Former House Speaker and noted smartphone user Newt Gingrich will spend tonight at the American Museum of Natural History with his wife, Callista. He...

Here Are 4 Food Events To Keep You Warm This Week

Here Are 4 Food Events To Keep You Warm This Week

Via Facebook The Game of Thrones premiere is still three months away and your sister changed her Netflix password, so there's not much to do in these dark wintry months other than stuff your face with...

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Will Film New Talk Show In Front Of Studio Audience At AMNH

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Will Film New Talk Show In Front Of Studio Audience At AMNH

(Photo by Navid Baraty/Gothamist) A late night talk show filmed in front of a studio audience at The American Museum of Natural History—how does it get any better than that? Well, Neil deGrasse Tyson will be...

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