It's obvious, that The Museum of Natural History is a wonderful place, where a child and his parents can comt to know all the systems, secrets and history of the planet we live on.
This year the American Museum of Natural History makes a surprise for all nature lovers and opens a new wonderful exhibition Darwin. It is the most comprehensive exhibition ever organised to explore the most unique discoveries and a very interesting life-story of the famous scientist and nature-discoverer Charles Darwin. The exposition offers the visitors' attention the life Galapagos tortoises and an iguana and horned frogs, bright representatives of the animal world of South America. Besides this, the exhibition features the Darwin's collection of fossil specimens and the glass with which he examined them. The displayed objects and the descriptive texts about each of them will help the visitor to put himself in Charles Darwin's shoes and to understand better the scientist's astonishing publication The Origin Of Species.
Another absolutely amazing exhibition organised in the NY Museum of Natural History is the Voices From South of the Clouds. It is a magnificent exhibition of about thirty impressive colour photographs telling a true story about life in China's Yunnan Province and showing the everyday routine of the local people, as well as important events of their lives. The NY Museum of Natural History also provides its visitors with a chance to obtain more profound knowledge of Yunnan Province, organizing days of exploring four indigenous cultures of China-Dai, Naxi, Wa, and Yi.
Furthermore, Natural Museum of Science offers one more unique exhibition - Vital Variety: A Visual Celebration of Invertebrate Biodiversity, displaying the collection of colourful photographs taken by entomologist Piotr Naskrecki. This exhibition combines Naskrecki's extraordinarily beautiful close-up photographs with informative headings and texts, that highlight the importance of the immense diversity of invertebrates, comprising more than eighty percent of the known species living on the planet, and which play an extremely important role in the survival of humankind. The objective of this exhibition is to let people see the world of invertebrates from another side. To achieve this goal the exhibition is divided into the following seven sections: Supporting Earth's Ecosystems, Commodities and Innovations, New Discoveries, Endangered Treasures, Hidden Dramas, Pests and Parasites, and Ecosystem Engineers.
The most splendid collections of geological specimens are exhibited in The Hall Of The Planet Earth in the NY Museum of Natural History. There are about two hundred specimens on display collected in twenty-five countries, and five ocean floor regions; as well as a number of specially created videos and computer programs that allow every visitor to explore geologic time and get acknowledged with the methods scientists use to study various Earth systems.
The NY Museum of Natural History has quite a long history, so there is a couple of distinct Museum's traditions, which are carefully preserved and followed. The Origami Holiday Tree is one of them. Every year a huge tree is installed in the museum hall and throughout the whole holiday season greets visitors with its nice thematic decoration; different kinds of flying living beings, for example. Another nice tradition is the two Holiday Barosaurs, greeting people from the front steps. Made of stainless steel, filled up with pine boughs and lights they attract attention of all the passers-by, especially at night, when the Barosaurs' festive lights are on.
Having a deeper look at all the NY Museum of Natural History's exhibitions gives a precious chance to understand how our common home works, what its most important systems are and how it develops. This knowledge is vital for every sensible person, that's for sure.