The State Museum, State Library and State Archives are temporarily Closed.

Renovation of NYSM’s Hall of Birds

Our iconic exhibit The Birds New York is a favorite for museum-goers of all ages. Its 19 dioramas portraying mounted bird specimens in five habitat groupings were built from 1975-1977, and are now badly faded and need of repair and reinterpretation.  I am working with the design and production teams at NYSM as they renovate the entire Hall, one habitat at a time. We reopened Tidal Bays and Wetlands in 2015; Freshwater Wetlands will be next.