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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.

Velcro

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In April 2008 National Geographic ran a feature story on Biomimetics. Or, technology inspired by nature. Most of the eletron micrographs taken for the story were taken in the Microscopy and Imaging Facility at AMNH. To read the full story, and view the picture gallery, click here.

This image is of Velcro which invention was inspired by the burs on a dogs coat.

American Museum of Natural History

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

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except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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