The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMHN), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the museum complex contains 27 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 32 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts.
In the Jurassic Park novel, Tim talks to Dr. Grant about his family trip to the American Museum of Natural History, where they saw a Camptosaurus skeleton and Specimen 5027, where Tim points out that the skeleton has more back vertebrae then it should for Tyrannosaurus. In reality, the specimen was fixed during renovations during 1994 and 1996.