The Horse

The Horse, a comprehensive exhibition on the enduring bond between horses and humanity, explores early interactions between horses and humans and shows how horses have, over time, influenced civilization including major changes in warfare, trade, transportation, agriculture, sports, and many other facets of human life. The exhibition showcases spectacular fossils, models, dioramas, and cultural objects from around the world, including many from the Museum’s extraordinary collections. 

The Horse is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, United Arab Emirates; the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau-Ottawa; The Field Museum, Chicago; and the San Diego Natural History Museum.



“An uplifting example of how horses enrich our lives” – The New York Times

“You absolutely must see it” – New York Post

“Kids are going to have a ball here” – San Diego Union Tribune

Exhibition Information

Venue Gallery Size:

6,000 – 7,000 ft2

(550 – 750 m2)


Venue Ceiling Height:

13 ft recommended

(4 m)


Conservation & Security Requirements:



Standard Rental Length:

16 weeks


Exhibition Brochure


Educator’s Guide