MILSTEIN HALL OF OCEAN LIFE
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THE MILSTEIN HALL OF OCEAN LIFE
THE MILSTEIN HALL OF OCEAN LIFE

The Ocean: Cradle of Life, Key to Our Future

About 3.5 billion years ago the ocean gave rise to the first life on Earth. Today no matter where you live, it shapes and sustains your life-and all life around you.

The ocean is vast, covering more than two-thirds of the planet. Beneath its waves lies an amazing diversity of habitats, from coral reefs to polar seas. Each supports an astonishing array of life. And the ocean provides oxygen to the atmosphere and drives the world's climate—so all life on Earth depends on the ocean for survival. More...

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The restoration of The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life is made possible by the generosity of Irma and Paul Milstein. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the critical role of the City of New York, the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Borough President of Manhattan in the realization of this project. Major support provided by Edwin Thorne and from Swiss Re. Significant support also provided by The Marc Haas Foundation, Ruth Unterberg, MetLife Foundation, and Mikimoto. Additional funding provided by Jennifer Smith Huntley, Patricia Stryker Joseph, William H. Kearns Foundation, Denise R. Sobel and Norman K. Keller, Mrs. Frits Markus, Jane and James Moore, David Netto, Mrs. John Ungar, and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc. Funding of educational programs provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Bodman Foundation, and The Louis Calder Foundation.



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