MPM's Zoology collections are the largest in the Museum's care.
The Invertebrate Zoology collection contains approximately 800,000 specimens, of which 70% are insects, and the Vertebrate Zoology collection contains more than 1.8 million specimens, including fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
In preparation for the upcoming collections move, we have adjusted our access policies:
We are no longer accepting new material for the research collection after October 21, 2022, unless prior arrangements have been made.
We are no longer granting outgoing loans after December 2022.
We are accepting photo vouchers, please email Zoology Collections Manager Julia Colby: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will fulfill requests for specimen photos on a case by case basis. Please contact Zoology Collections Manager Julia Colby: email@example.com.