National Geographic : 1956 Jan
The House on 79th Street... where you can touch a dinosaur Outside, it's just a big building on New York's West 79th Street. But step inside the American Museum of Natural History and the whole world is within walking distance. Here is the blazing sunlight of Africa with massive gorillas, lions, antelopes and eight magnificent elephants. In the Hall of North American Mammals, you can tour the National Parks and see among others, the mountain lion at Grand Canyon, the coyote at Yosemite and the grizzly at Yellowstone. Here in a short afternoon, you can see how the Ameri can Indians used to live, you can study birdlife beneath brilliant Pacific skies, stroll along the ocean floor or visit the stars in the Hayden Planetarium. In Brontosaur Hall you look up at the 66-foot skeleton of the "Thunder Lizard" and look back over some 200,000,000 years. SINCLAIR Salutes the American Museum of Natural History For adding to man's knowledge of the world he lives ir making this knowledge a living and meaningful experien and for demonstrating the importance of conservation natural wealth of our lands and wildlife. You'll see actual dinosaur footprints found by a Sinclair sponsored expedition, and run your fingers over a piece of fossilized bone, mounted on a pedestal for those who would like to touch a dinosaur. America is a big land and rich in natural marvels. But for concentrated adventure and excitement, the building on 79th Street must be reckoned the most fascinating 23 acres in the world. /j n TOUR INFORMATION-If you would like to visit New York City or motor elsewhere in the U.S.A., the Sinclair Tour Service will help you plan your trip. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Corporation, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y.