American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

@AMNH

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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.

New York City
Joined on October 07, 2008
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11. in country United States and category Cultural center

31. in country United States and category Place

50. in category Cultural center

134. in category Place

Save the date! We are happy to announce that the 12th annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York will take place October 5-8, 2021! #sccsny2021 https://t.co/SXPvThBpOx

The Crowned Hawk-eagle lives in a variety of forests & woodlands across Africa. It’s a fierce predator, able to take on prey several times its own weight using its strong talons to crush the spines or skulls of its meal. Its menu is varied & includes monkeys & small antelopes. https://t.co/D6bOImV5x2

The Crowned Hawk-eagle lives in a variety of forests & woodlands across Africa. It’s a fierce predator, able to take on prey several times its own weight using its strong talons to crush the spines or skulls of its meal. Its menu is varied & includes monkeys & small antelopes. https://t.co/D6bOImV5x2

What’s that critter? It’s the South American coati! If it reminds you of a raccoon, that’s because it’s a relative—both of the ring-tailed critters are members of the family Procyonidae. It has a wide range across South American forests, including parts of Venezuela & Brazil. https://t.co/PPUgxjFils

What’s that critter? It’s the South American coati! If it reminds you of a raccoon, that’s because it’s a relative—both of the ring-tailed critters are members of the family Procyonidae. It has a wide range across South American forests, including parts of Venezuela & Brazil. https://t.co/PPUgxjFils

Shine bright and bold, like the dogbane leaf beetle! This iridescent insect has a wide range across North America and can be spotted in parts of the eastern United States, areas along the Rocky Mountains, and southern Canada.✨🌈✨ https://t.co/y0uchLrrmm

Shine bright and bold, like the dogbane leaf beetle! This iridescent insect has a wide range across North America and can be spotted in parts of the eastern United States, areas along the Rocky Mountains, and southern Canada.✨🌈✨ https://t.co/y0uchLrrmm

🌟The Museum is open from 10 am - 5:30 pm, Wednesday - Sunday. For more details and ticket reservations, visit https://t.co/Wn2SO9DRM2

Exhibit of the Day: the Northern Sea Lion diorama in the Museum’s Hall of Ocean Life! #DYK? It’s the largest of all sea lions (family Otariidae). Males grow larger than females, weighing up to 2,500 pounds (1,133 kilograms) and reaching lengths of 11 feet (3.3 meters). https://t.co/TqnZmlRaN5

Exhibit of the Day: the Northern Sea Lion diorama in the Museum’s Hall of Ocean Life! #DYK? It’s the largest of all sea lions (family Otariidae). Males grow larger than females, weighing up to 2,500 pounds (1,133 kilograms) and reaching lengths of 11 feet (3.3 meters). https://t.co/TqnZmlRaN5

Imagine if your canine teeth pierced through the front of your mouth & curled upward toward your face. The typical male babirusa doesn’t have to wonder. Also known as a “pig-deer,” its tusks—or upper canines—grow upward, penetrating the snout, & curling back toward its head! https://t.co/oE8z88T4CS

Imagine if your canine teeth pierced through the front of your mouth & curled upward toward your face. The typical male babirusa doesn’t have to wonder. Also known as a “pig-deer,” its tusks—or upper canines—grow upward, penetrating the snout, & curling back toward its head! https://t.co/oE8z88T4CS

What set Tapejara wellnhoferi apart from many of its pterosaur relatives? While most pterosaurs ate meat, Tapejara’s diet was likely made up of fruits and seeds. Scientists think this because its beak is rather similar to fruit-eating birds like parrots and hornbills. https://t.co/RZHcJwr6Pr

What set Tapejara wellnhoferi apart from many of its pterosaur relatives? While most pterosaurs ate meat, Tapejara’s diet was likely made up of fruits and seeds. Scientists think this because its beak is rather similar to fruit-eating birds like parrots and hornbills. https://t.co/RZHcJwr6Pr

Welcome to #TrilobiteTuesday! Behold, the 3.9-in (10 cm)-long Devonian species Odontocephalus ageria. Scientists think that its frilled cowcatcher-like head gear was used to stir up, and then filter, ocean-floor sediment to aid in its search for food. https://t.co/bWp383FtaS

Welcome to #TrilobiteTuesday! Behold, the 3.9-in (10 cm)-long Devonian species Odontocephalus ageria. Scientists think that its frilled cowcatcher-like head gear was used to stir up, and then filter, ocean-floor sediment to aid in its search for food. https://t.co/bWp383FtaS

It’s not easy being green—but it can help with camouflage! The Vietnamese mossy frog’s textured, mottled green skin makes it hard to spot in Vietnam's rainforests. Its calls can travel as much as 13 ft (4 m) into the distance, making it even harder to pinpoint its exact location. https://t.co/8G1tXBWhmA

It’s not easy being green—but it can help with camouflage! The Vietnamese mossy frog’s textured, mottled green skin makes it hard to spot in Vietnam's rainforests. Its calls can travel as much as 13 ft (4 m) into the distance, making it even harder to pinpoint its exact location. https://t.co/8G1tXBWhmA

Meet the Red-and-green Macaw. It lives in humid forests or savanna habitats throughout parts of South America. It has a clever way of neutralizing any toxins in its diet: by consuming mineral-rich sand or clay, it counters the effects of any poisonous fruits or nuts it has eaten. https://t.co/gdI4n5cvm6

Meet the Red-and-green Macaw. It lives in humid forests or savanna habitats throughout parts of South America. It has a clever way of neutralizing any toxins in its diet: by consuming mineral-rich sand or clay, it counters the effects of any poisonous fruits or nuts it has eaten. https://t.co/gdI4n5cvm6

Ever heard of a deer that barks? The muntjac, which lives in southeast Asia, makes bark-like noises to alert others of approaching predators. Humans who enter forests where this species lives sometimes rely on its bark as a warning signal for potential threats, like tigers. https://t.co/MA27NV1De1

Ever heard of a deer that barks? The muntjac, which lives in southeast Asia, makes bark-like noises to alert others of approaching predators. Humans who enter forests where this species lives sometimes rely on its bark as a warning signal for potential threats, like tigers. https://t.co/MA27NV1De1

The Tasmanian devil needs no introduction. This rambunctious animal is known for its bold temper, haunting calls, and impressive bite. It’s the world’s largest extant carnivorous marsupial, and it eats almost anything it comes across—bones and all! https://t.co/qAdFnbkWii

The Tasmanian devil needs no introduction. This rambunctious animal is known for its bold temper, haunting calls, and impressive bite. It’s the world’s largest extant carnivorous marsupial, and it eats almost anything it comes across—bones and all! https://t.co/qAdFnbkWii

With its signature flame-like petals, it’s easy to see why the gloriosa lily is often called the flame lily. This flower can be found in parts of Africa & SE Asia. All components of the flame lily are highly toxic—particularly the tubers, which look similar to sweet potatoes.🔥 https://t.co/sugnVIPyom

With its signature flame-like petals, it’s easy to see why the gloriosa lily is often called the flame lily. This flower can be found in parts of Africa & SE Asia. All components of the flame lily are highly toxic—particularly the tubers, which look similar to sweet potatoes.🔥 https://t.co/sugnVIPyom

Born in Boston #OTD in 1706, Benjamin Franklin—the printer best known as an inventor & statesman—was also an avid amateur scientist! In 1767, he was sent a curious package of fossils of an unknown animal at the time. We now know that these bones belonged to the American mastodon. https://t.co/SuJGrCEndD

Born in Boston #OTD in 1706, Benjamin Franklin—the printer best known as an inventor & statesman—was also an avid amateur scientist! In 1767, he was sent a curious package of fossils of an unknown animal at the time. We now know that these bones belonged to the American mastodon. https://t.co/SuJGrCEndD

The Boreal Owl has asymmetrical ear openings: the right ear is much higher than the left! A sound coming from the ground will arrive at each ear at a slightly different time & intensity. By comparing the sound in each ear, it can pinpoint the location of small prey in the dark. https://t.co/lgt0lAysd9

The Boreal Owl has asymmetrical ear openings: the right ear is much higher than the left! A sound coming from the ground will arrive at each ear at a slightly different time & intensity. By comparing the sound in each ear, it can pinpoint the location of small prey in the dark. https://t.co/lgt0lAysd9

Fun fact: Sepia isn’t just a photo filter. It’s actually named after the color of ink that cuttlefish emit when under threat! Meet the pharaoh cuttlefish, who, like its cuttlefish relatives, releases a cloud of sepia ink when approached by a foe. 🦑 https://t.co/8JZwBNnZuv

Fun fact: Sepia isn’t just a photo filter. It’s actually named after the color of ink that cuttlefish emit when under threat! Meet the pharaoh cuttlefish, who, like its cuttlefish relatives, releases a cloud of sepia ink when approached by a foe. 🦑 https://t.co/8JZwBNnZuv

Exhibit of the Day: The Impala diorama in the Hall of African Mammals! This fast-moving animal can make leaps of up to 10 ft (3 m) high & 30 ft (9 m) long, which can be helpful in making a hasty getaway from foes, like cheetahs.

Plan your weekend visit: https://t.co/Wn2SO9DRM2 https://t.co/izDpxOkCiD

Exhibit of the Day: The Impala diorama in the Hall of African Mammals! This fast-moving animal can make leaps of up to 10 ft (3 m) high & 30 ft (9 m) long, which can be helpful in making a hasty getaway from foes, like cheetahs. Plan your weekend visit: https://t.co/Wn2SO9DRM2 https://t.co/izDpxOkCiD

Are you happy it’s the weekend? Here’s a critter to match that positive energy. Meet the Hawaiian happy-faced spider! You might be greeted by its “smile” in tropical forests on the Hawaiian archipelago, where it can be found on 4 islands: O’ahu, Moloka’i, Maui, & Hawai’i. 🙂🕷️🙂 https://t.co/5np6kvkQGP

Are you happy it’s the weekend? Here’s a critter to match that positive energy. Meet the Hawaiian happy-faced spider! You might be greeted by its “smile” in tropical forests on the Hawaiian archipelago, where it can be found on 4 islands: O’ahu, Moloka’i, Maui, & Hawai’i. 🙂🕷️🙂 https://t.co/5np6kvkQGP

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