An official Path Through History Site! The American Museum of Natural History is historic itself as a scientific and cultural institution. Created in 1869 with the support of notables like Theodore Roosevelt, J. Pierpont Morgan, and then New York Governor John Thompson Hoffman. Packed with exhibitions representing people and animals throughout the ages, the museum also contains the Hayden Planetarium and an IMAX theater, as well as special visiting exhibitions and plenty of places to eat and shop. Exhibits include Dinosaur Hall, the Hall of Biodiversity, the Hall of Planet Earth, the Rose Center for Earth and Space.