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Name A Fossil

The American Museum of Natural History’s world-class paleontology collections include fossil amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, invertebrates, and mammals from across the globe. These fossils are a critically important resource to Museum scientists, who are actively conducting cutting-edge paleontological research, and the scientific community at large. 

The finest of the Museum’s fossil specimens are on display in our famed fossil halls. From impressive dinosaurs to magnificent mammoths, the Museum’s fossil displays engage visitors of all ages in learning about the evolution of life on our planet. 

Now, the Museum invites donors to enjoy permanent recognition in our beloved fourth-floor halls by naming select fossil mounts and dioramas as part of the Name a Dinosaur! And Other Iconic Fossil Displays campaign.   


Naming a fossil display is a unique opportunity to honor a loved one, establish a legacy, and support the Museum’s general operations and scientific research.  Gift opportunities range from $50,000 to $750,000. To learn about one of our valued partners in this campaign, please see their story in Rotunda.

Please contact Laura Brown at 212-769-5680 or to learn more about how you can play a leadership role in supporting the future of science, education, and exhibition at the Museum.

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