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