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Grand Gallery

Just inside the 77th Street entrance, the Grand Gallery is a familiar gathering place for visitors, whose “Meet me at the canoe!” refers to the Museum icon at its center: the 63-foot-long Great Canoe, which hangs suspended from the ceiling, providing a dynamic focal point to this hall.

The gallery is home to a variety of specimens on extended display: a colorful ancient ammonite, a spectacular stibnite, a rare slab of jadeite jade, and a case of ancient trilobite fossils.

The Grand Gallery is also a gateway to Gallery 77, which houses temporary exhibitions such as Frogs: A Chorus of Colors;  to the Museum’s newest and oldest permanent exhibition halls, the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins and the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, respectively; and to Café on One. 

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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