Hall of Primates

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
The primate order, one of the many subdivisions of mammals, includes monkeys, apes, and humans. This hall provides an overview of primates through skeletons, mounted specimens, and artwork. The order is broken down into families, in displays that tra... more
The primate order, one of the many subdivisions of mammals, includes monkeys, apes, and humans. This hall provides an overview of primates through skeletons, mounted specimens, and artwork. The order is broken down into families, in displays that trace both their shared characteristics and those unique to each group, demonstrating a fascinating variety of animals. Primates range in size from the pygmy marmoset to the orangutan and gorilla, and include species such as tree shrews that more closely resemble rodents. While the apes, which are specialized for swinging by their hands, do not have tails, many primates such as spider monkeys have long tails they use for grasping. Some species live predominantly among the trees while others inhabit the forest floor, and primates' habitats are found from South America to Southeast Asia to Africa. The visitor can explore the relationship of hominids, or humans, to other primates through these characteristics and others, including posture, the amount of body hair, and the shape of the hand and especially the thumb.

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Hall of Primates

Mon, July 04
10:00AM
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Tue, July 05
10:00AM
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Wed, July 06
10:00AM
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Thu, July 07
10:00AM
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Fri, July 08
10:00AM
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Sat, July 09
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Sun, July 10
10:00AM
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Mon, July 11
10:00AM
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Tue, July 12
10:00AM
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Wed, July 13
10:00AM
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Occurs 169 more times through Dec 29

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

July 4, Monday 10:00AM
July 5, Tuesday 10:00AM
July 6, Wednesday 10:00AM
July 7, Thursday 10:00AM
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