If you are coming to the Museum today, please use one of the following entrances: 79th Street and Central Park West, subway entrance, or Weston Pavilion (Columbus Avenue entrance). The Rose Center for Earth and Space and the 81st Street entrance will be closed today, Friday, May 24.
Many of the dioramas in this hall powerfully represent Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy. “We are not building this country of ours for a day,” he said. “It is to last through the ages.”
During his presidency, Roosevelt set aside five national parks, four game preserves, 51 bird refuges, and 18 national monuments. He also created or expanded 150 national forests. Some of the more familiar sites featured in this hall’s dioramas are the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Devils Tower, Wyoming.
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals