Collecting specimens is necessary for studying and documenting new species—making responsible collecting all the more important. Find out how you can practice it.
The New York Botanical Garden has plant specimens that date back to the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806. What better place to learn how to protect and store your botanical treasures?
In Antarctica, scientists often have trouble measuring katabatic winds, which are so strong they can knock down the instruments. Discover for yourself why Antarctica is the windiest place on Earth.
Put your scientific skills to the test to see if you can figure out tell by their footprints if dinosaurs were walking, trotting, or running.
Did you know Stegosaurus became extinct 66 million years before T. rex walked the Earth? Explore the planet's diverse eras and periods.
Jade has been treasured around the world for thousands of years. Travel to Guatemala with an AMNH curator looking for the source of Olmec jade.
When AMNH scientist Felicity Arengo heads out to observe flamingos in the wild, she needs far more than sunscreen. Travel with her to the Altiplano of South America, one of the harshest places on Earth, to meet the unusual birds that call it home.
Millions of gallons of water flow through New York City’s water system each day. Where does it all come from? And where does it all go? Take an interactive journey to find out.
Dream up a dinosaur that you wish had once walked the Earth. Then flesh out everything from its stature and scientific name to its eating habits and parenting behavior.
When it comes to dinosaurs, teeth are the windows to these prehistoric reptiles' stomachs—and the different foods that filled them. Examine dinosaur choppers, strippers, grinders, and rippers.