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Koch Dinosaur Wing

One of the premier attractions in New York City is the Museum's series of fossil halls, including its two famed dinosaur halls.

T Rex Triceratops
Dinosaur Hall Mastedon

Some Facts About the Exhibits

The Museum is home to the world's largest collection of vertebrate fossils, totaling nearly one million specimens.
More than 600 of these specimens are on view. Nearly 85 percent are real fossils (not casts).
Completely renovated between 1994 and 1996, the fossil halls now stand as a continuous loop on the fourth floor, telling the story of vertebrate evolution.
Unlike most fossil exhibits, which are arranged in chronological order, the Museum's fossil halls display the specimens according to evolutionary relationships, grouping animals according to their shared physical characteristics.

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