Located near the Central Park in Manhattan, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world. Here you will find many interesting things which include dinosaurs, meteorites, fossils, many specimen plants, and exceptional dioramas that reproduce some scenes exactly from the wild. Founded in 1869, the museum consists of 25 different buildings interconnected, which host a total of 46 exhibition halls, research laboratories and a library. Some collections are unique in the world. The museum presents the history as it was, from dioramas in natural size to interactive exhibits, presentations of the living creatures' evolution, strange or missing animals, models, etc.
The last discovery made in the American Museum of Natural History in New York is a diamond worth $ 15.000, lost by a visitor, which was recovered from a vacuum cleaner dust bag, informs the Associated Press. The diamond has been detached from a visitor's ring, during the white nights at the New York Museums, organized on 13-14 December. The custodial supervisor Herbert Andujar said that such discoveries are not uncommon. The personnel that maintain the cleanliness in the museum has the obligation to look through the dust collected in the vacuum cleaners to ensure that there aren't any items lost by the visitors. The owner of the gem (59 years old), declared herself very happy because she recovered the diamond. She received it from her husband in 2000 and she intended to leave it as an inheritance to her niece.
Replies in natural size of the biggest dinosaurs that have ever lived on Earth can be admired at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The visitors can see, in detail, how these reptiles that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago were made. The novelty of this interactive exhibition is that the researchers present to the public, for the first time, the muscle or bone structure of a dinosaur. Those who visit the museum can see the muscles, the bones or even the internal organs of these old giants.
'The largest dinosaur in the world was the Sauropods, and the museum has several examples of this species in the exhibition. Anyway, the main protagonist of the event is Mamenchisaurus, who lived 100 million years ago, on the territory where China is today', said Mark Norell, the director of the museum. According to the scientists, the heart of a giant, with a height of three meters and a length of 18 meters, pumped up to 90 times more blood than a human's heart. As an interactive exhibit, the visitors can dig fossils, or measure the length of a dinosaur bone. Also, those interested can see how a giant prehistoric egg looks like.