Hall of Vertebrate Origins

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

The Hall of Vertebrate Origins tells the story of the burgeoning of vertebrates through the oceans and onto land, an evolutionary sequence stretching back more than 500 million years. The development of some of the most basic, yet revolutionary, phys... more

The Hall of Vertebrate Origins tells the story of the burgeoning of vertebrates through the oceans and onto land, an evolutionary sequence stretching back more than 500 million years. The development of some of the most basic, yet revolutionary, physical characteristics—the backbone, jaws, limbs, and the ability to reproduce without returning to the water—was key to the evolution of life on Earth and is examined in the Hall of Vertebrate Origins. The Hall traces the evolution of such stunningly varied creatures as the first vertebrates to walk on land, the first vertebrates to live entirely on land, and the first flying vertebrates. Highlights include Buettneria, one of the earliest four-limbed animals; the massive armored early fish Dunkleosteus; the gigantic aquatic turtle known as Stupendemys; and Pteranodon, a flying reptile, or pterosaur, with a wingspan of 23 feet.


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Hall of Vertebrate Origins

Sat, December 04
10:00AM
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Sun, December 05
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Mon, December 06
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Tue, December 07
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Wed, December 08
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Thu, December 09
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Fri, December 10
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Sat, December 11
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Sun, December 12
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Mon, December 13
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Occurs 169 more times through May 31

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

December 4, Saturday 10:00AM
December 5, Sunday 10:00AM
December 6, Monday 10:00AM
December 7, Tuesday 10:00AM
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