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The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.

Collecting: U.S.

Collecting specimens on state land (parks) typically requires a permit. Collection of protected species requires stricter state permits than non-regulated species. Because permit regulations vary from state to state, check with the state wildlife agency for current regulations. Many collecting applications are online.

Useful links to state agencies:

US Fish & Wildlife Service Permits

US & Canad Natural Resources Offices

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service permits are required for collection of regulated wildlife ( threatened or endangered ,CITES listed species, and "injurious" wildlife).

Our CITES code number is:

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American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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