The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm. Due to the weather, some programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.
Regular updates will also be posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account (@AMNH).
This hall, the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda above, and the Central Park West entrance opened in 1936 as New York State’s official memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, Governor of New York (1899-1901) and 26th President of the United States (1901–1909).
In 1869, the future president’s father, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., gathered prominent New Yorkers in his East 20th Street home to sign the charter for this Museum. In 1872, Theodore, Jr., then 13, made his first donation to the collections, including the skull of a red squirrel.