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Home to more than 200 scientists who work across the broad disciplines of anthropology, astrophysics, biology, Earth and planetary sciences, and paleontology, as well as to one of the world's most extraordinary collections of specimens and artifacts, the Museum is a leading research institution with world-class facilities and researchers who carry out 100 field expeditions around the world each year.  

Through the Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only museum in the United States to award the Ph.D. degree.

What We're Working On: Dr. Nancy B. Simmons

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Our research collection is made up of more than 450,000 volumes.

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We are a collections-based museum with millions of objects.