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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.

United States National Park Service Special Collection

The AMCC houses a United States National Park Service (NPS) Special Collection of threatened and endangered species tissues collected in units of the National Park System.

To search for specimens in the NPS Special Collection, go to the AMCC database and select "National Park Service" from the "dept/partner" (department/partner) pull-down menu.

To request a loan of NPS tissues, follow the guidelines at Tissue Loan Requests.

For information about the agreement between the National Park Service and the American Museum of Natural History, follow the links below. 

FAQS for collectors: 

NPS Research Permit and Reporting System:

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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