Museum Secrets Revealed: Inside the American Museum of Natural History
Four million visitors come each year to the American Museum of Natural History to observe everything from dinosaurs to meteorites to the origins of the human species. But they're only getting part of the story. The AMNH is also host to odd and untold secrets involving Mesozoic mayhem, cosmic mysteries, and an assortment of African beasts with a bad reputation to shake. Walk the galleries, visit the underground labs, and meet the team of stellar researchers and scientists who collect and preserve the 32 million objects housed inside.
Ferocious Stereotype to Stoic Specimen
In the early years of taxidermy, exhibits displaying the wildlife of Africa included snarling caricatures of the animals. But as taxidermy evolved to become more lifelike, so did the exhibits.