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Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Amazing Species: Life at the Limits tells the story of the creatures that have adapted to survive in the harshest environments in the world. Over billions of years, living things have evolved from simple cells into an awe-inspiring array of life forms—a spectacle of behaviors, specialized parts, and exacting skills. Some species are familiar. But others are so amazing that they test the limits of our imagination.

Amazing Species: Life at the Limits is open through January 16th, 2017. Learn more HERE.

Amazing Species: Life at the Limits is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York amnh.org. The American Museum of Natural History greatly acknowledges the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund. Generous support for Amazing Species has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund. Amazing Species: Life at the Limits is proudly supported by Chase Private Client.

About Amazing Species

 

Breathe and Eat

Getting food and oxygen into the body is a key to survival—but how plants and animals accomplish that can vary widely.

Thrive and Endure

From lightless caves to frigid permafrost, life finds a way to thrive even in the most seemingly inhospitable environments.

 

Move and Sense

Animals use many ways of getting around, plus a range of senses, to navigate different parts of the planet.

Protect and Prosper

From suits of armor to amazingly long lifespans, some species seem, at times to cheat death.

Education Materials

Rotating semiannually, American Museum of Natural History traveling exhibitions will support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards. Resources for our upcoming exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Amazing Species: Life at the Limits, as well as information on field trips, are available.

 

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