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There’s nothing like a paleontology expert gesturing to a fossil and dismissively remarking “Oh, that? That’s only 80 million years old” to make you feel a lot better about your approaching 30th birthday. The aforementioned item was a Protoceratops skull uncovered by an American Museum of Natural History expedition to Mongolia. It was one of the many fascinating objects we were shown during an exclusive tour of the Upper West Side institution’s usually off-limits-to-the-public spaces. Here are some highlights.