Hall of North American Mammals

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
More than 25 Museum expeditions, ranging from Mexico to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, produced the magnificent examples of North American mammals displayed in this hall. James Perry Wilson (1889-... more
More than 25 Museum expeditions, ranging from Mexico to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, produced the magnificent examples of North American mammals displayed in this hall. James Perry Wilson (1889-1976), a master of artful illusion, painted the backgrounds for many of the dioramas at the Museum, including those in the Hall of North American Mammals. In addition to accurately capturing every detail, his paintings evoke the intangible feel of the places they depict. This is owed in part to Wilson's dizzyingly precise perspective, one of his signature qualities. In his dioramas the real materials of the foreground merge impeccably with the painted background, uniting the two- and three-dimensional into a seamless whole. Jaguar Diorama Creating these illusions involved a great deal of research. To prepare the bison diorama, Wilson traveled to Wyoming in 1938 with a scientific specialist and another artist. There Wilson made color sketches, took photographs, and collected specimens for the foreground of the scene. On his return he painstakingly reproduced the Wyoming plains on the curved walls of the diorama. Other dioramas in the... more
More than 25 Museum expeditions, ranging from Mexico to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, produced the magnificent examples of North American mammals displayed in this hall. James Perry Wilson (1889-1976), a master of artful illusion, painted the backgrounds for many of the dioramas at the Museum, including those in the Hall of North American Mammals. In addition to accurately capturing every detail, his paintings evoke the intangible feel of the places they depict. This is owed in part to Wilson's dizzyingly precise perspective, one of his signature qualities. In his dioramas the real materials of the foreground merge impeccably with the painted background, uniting the two- and three-dimensional into a seamless whole.
Jaguar Diorama

Creating these illusions involved a great deal of research. To prepare the bison diorama, Wilson traveled to Wyoming in 1938 with a scientific specialist and another artist. There Wilson made color sketches, took photographs, and collected specimens for the foreground of the scene. On his return he painstakingly reproduced the Wyoming plains on the curved walls of the diorama. Other dioramas in the hall feature bighorn sheep, two moose locked in combat, and watchful jaguars.

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Hall of North American Mammals

Wed, February 08
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Thu, February 09
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Fri, February 10
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Sat, February 11
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Sun, February 12
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Mon, February 13
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Tue, February 14
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Wed, February 15
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Thu, February 16
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Fri, February 17
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Sat, February 18
10:00AM
$
Three tiers based on access to Special Exhibits, Giant-Screen Film and Space exhibit.

General Admission: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $22 / Senior & Student $16.

Includes admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

General Admission +1: Adult $34 / Child (2-12) $20 / Senior & Student $27.

Includes General Admission plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show.

General Admission + All: Adult $39 / Child (2-12) $24 / Senior & Student $31.

Includes General Admission plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show.
Occurs 169 more times through Aug 06

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

Feb 8, Wed 10:00AM - 5:45PM
Feb 9, Thu 10:00AM - 5:45PM
Feb 10, Fri 10:00AM - 5:45PM
Feb 11, Sat 10:00AM - 5:45PM
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