Dioramas and displays depicting the life and career of Theodore Roosevelt are in the Roosevelt Memorial Hall. TR’s father, Theodore Roosevelt Sr., was one of the founders of Museum in 1869.
In the Hall of North American Mammals, the American Bison and Pronghorn Antelope Diorama depicts scenery similar to that in the “cowboy” diorama in the film. A masterful blend of art and science, the Museum’s world-famous dioramas have delighted visitors young and old for generations.
Models of the wooly mammoth, the shaggy, extinct elephant relative that ranged far and wide on Earth until the end of the last Ice Age about 10,000 years ago, are in the small dioramas at the entrance to the Hall of North American Mammals.
The 94-foot-long blue whale hangs from the ceiling in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, which portrays major marine ecosystems and the fragile ocean environment.
A massive cross-section of a 1,300-year-old giant sequoia is in the Hall of North American Forests. These trees are among the oldest living things.
A diorama of Peking Man (Homo erectus), reconstructed heads of other early hominids, and tools used by Neanderthals are in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.