12. The Museum Has A Meteorite Supported By Columns Extending Into Its Bedrock

meteorite inside the Arthur Ross Hall at the AMNH
Ahnighito displayed at the museum, with columns beneath it

The largest meteorite in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites is 34 tons…and supported by columns that reach through the floor and into the bedrock underneath the museum. The meteorite, called “Ahnighito,” is the largest on display in the world and came from a meteorite called Cape York that was about 200 tons and broke apart in the air about 10,000 years ago. It was discovered in Greenland in 1894.