Essay about Exploring The Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. It’s fun and breathtaking. The museum served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 until 1910. The original structure of the building from the 1913 and today’s structure are combined with a blend of many styles. Like a Spanish Renaissance ornamentation in the terracotta trimmings. There is a Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls. The Beaux-Arts tradition is a T-shape floor plan. The building measures 75 feet in diameter with three wings. The Rotunda’s walls are made of Italian marble and the floors have a mosaic tile. The statue in the center of the floor called “Three Muses.” The Rotunda’s dome is 58 feet high with a skylight 20 feet across on…show more content…
On the right side from the entrance is the North American Mammals Hall. These animals were found over 75 years ago. Some of the animals displayed are the American Black Bear, Beaver, Bobcat, Cougar, Gray Fox, Jaguar and Moose. There is so many beautiful animals displayed and all the exhibits are realistic in the recreation of trees, plants, and birds that used to live on the side of these animals. Next to the North American Mammals is the African Animal Co-op. This exhibit displays specimens like birds, reptiles, and insects. Many of these smaller creatures have relationships with the larger animals that are common and associated with food gathering and other survival needs. On the first level of the museum is the Archaeological Treasures from Ancient Latin America. AKA: Visible Vault. This exhibit has a view of a selection with different objects from a collection of hundreds of other treasures produced by the ancient peoples of America. The interesting part is that the exhibit features a dim, dramatic lighting so the artifacts can be viewed today as they were in the past. Some of the artifacts that are displayed are an Incense burner – it was used at a ceremonial temple or plaza; Stirrup-Spout Vessel – this was shown alone or in combat with some other supernatural creature, in the human hand there is a Tumi a type of carved blade, this Tumi signals an impending decapitation; Tripod Vessel – this was made to carry food for ceremonies or for burial with the
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