It’s curious that most practitioners of biology, the study of life (bio=life, logy=study), are fascinated by all things dead. In fact, in Biology 101, the first equipment you are required to purchase for lab class is a dissecting kit. Go figure. Anyway, for dead stuff, the American Museum of Natural History is great. They’ve got bones of dinosaurs (like this T. rex) and Ice Age mammals, stuffed modern mammals, ancient hominid artifacts, and more. We enjoyed the non-dead stuff, too.