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Due to the weather, the Museum is closed on Tuesday, January 27. All Tuesday programs and some Wednesday programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm.

Regular updates will also be posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account (@AMNH).

Collecting / Deposition / Fish and Wildlife Policies

AMNH enforces strict policies that are in line with government regulations on the collecting, import and export of wildlife specimens.  

If you are collecting for, donating/selling specimens to or sending specimens to or from AMNH, it is important that you read the appropriate pages and follow the guidelines.  

AMNH Researchers are responsible for obtaining their own scientific collecting permits and export permits (where applicable) from state, federal or foreign agencies.  

Copies of permits/titles/receipts must be given to Curators at the time specimens are deposited in the museum to be filed along with an accession form and, when appropriate, a specimen transfer form in the Registrar's Office.  

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American Museum of Natural History

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New York, NY 10024-5192
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