In the Museum's collections, researchers discover a far richer record of biological diversity then previously understood.

"This is a great opportunity for species discovery."

Evon Hekkala Research Associate


Find out what goes into—and sometimes comes out of—making exhibits in Discoveries in Dioramas. 




Shelf Life is a collection for curious minds—opening doors, pulling out drawers, and taking the lids off some of the incredible, rarely-seen items in the American Museum of Natural History.