The Museum of Natural History is Reopening Tomorrow — You Could Win a Genuine Copy of a T-Rex Tooth


By Carol Tannenhauser

Imagine the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) without the crowds — and with door prizes. That’s what you’ll find tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9th, when the Museum reopens its doors to the general public at 25% capacity, to allow sufficient room for physical distancing.

Since shuttering in March, this is the longest the AMNH has been closed in its 150-year history. “To mark the occasion,” the Museum announced, “the first 10 visitors per timed-entry slot entering the Museum’s main Rotunda entrance on Central Park West will receive a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth based on a specimen from the Museum’s Division of Paleontology fossil collection.”

In addition to most of the Museum’s permanent halls, visitors will be able to see two special exhibitions: “T. rex: The Ultimate Predator,” and “The Nature of Color,” an exploration of what color reveals about the natural world and ourselves, which was on view for only a few days before the Museum closed.

Advance ticket reservations are required and are available now on amnh.org or through the Museum’s Explorer app. The Museum will be open to the public Wednesday–Sunday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, and facial coverings are required for all staff and visitors ages 2 and up. For more information on additional health and safety measures at the Museum, please click here.

And view the Museum’s reopening video by clicking here.

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    1. BSL says:

      Thrilled it’s opening. But, AMNH, why would you give a gift to the first 10 people at each slot….and cause more crowding and jamming to be the first of each time slot? People waiting earlier than their slot to be first? How about making it 10 random people at each time slot…and spread it out? Much better solution during the COVID era! PLEASE CONSIDER THIS!!

    2. Kimberly says:

      A “genuine copy.” The ultimate simulacra!

    3. ben says:

      ‘Genuine copy’ is quite the oxymoron.

    4. Kim says:

      I hear it’s very well done. Very clean and no crowds.