A special specimen table featuring items from the Museum’s world-famous dinosaur collection will be traveling to the Fanwood Street Fair and Craft Show in downtown Fanwood this Sunday, June 12, from 11 am to 5 pm.
Jonah Choiniere, a scientist from the Museum’s Division of Paleontology, will be on hand with touchable specimens, including dinosaur teeth and claws; “prehistoric poop,” (fossilized dung known as coprolite); a horn dinosaur arm bone; dinosaur skin impressions; shark teeth; and more.
After hundreds of submissions and thousands of votes, the winner by a landslide is: Mame!
Runners up included Neckita—a nod to her extraordinary 30-foot neck, the longest relative to body size of any known dinosaur—and Mei Mei (“mei” means beauty in Chinese).
A delegation of five Zuni representatives visited the American Museum of Natural History recently on an exciting cultural mission—to add the Museum’s substantial ethnographic collection of over 1,700 Zuni artifacts to an innovative digital collaborative catalog created by and for the Zuni people. This collaboration was funded by the National Park Service through a generous grant, which the Museum applied for on the delegation’s behalf.