Specimen of a black bird with burgundy wings.


The Ornithology Collection contains over 4,000 specimens, with the earliest dated to the late 1800s.

Fingers holding frozen tissue sample in vial.

Genomic Collections

Our combined collections contain genetic material for over 6,500 birds and over 12,000 arachnids.

Closeup of a night lizard's head

Reptiles & Amphibians

The Herpetological Collection contains over 14,000 specimens of reptiles and amphibians.

Closeup of animal's skull with large teeth.


The Mammalogy Collection contains over 3,000 specimens, the oldest dating to the 1800s.

Dried plant specimen under microscope.

Plants, Algae, & Lichens

The Herbarium has over 26,000 specimens, 500 algae, and a growing collection of bryophytes and lichens.

11 wasp specimens on a card.

Terrestrial Arthropods

The Terrestrial Arthropods Collection houses over 50,000 pinned and alcohol-preserved specimens.