Research & Collections
More than 1.2 million specimens provide opportunities for research and teaching.
Read about collection acquisition, preservation, management, use, development, and access in our Collections Policy.
Help us use over a century's worth of specimens to map the distribution of animals, plants, and fungi through our citizen science project supported by the Zooniverse. Visit z.umn.edu/mapchange to get started.
Explore more ways to connect with active University research projects—from astronomy and history to the environment—as a citizen scientist.
Over 1,500 works and artifacts including world-renowned dioramas, prints, paintings and sculptures.
The museum's film collection includes everything from historic footage to award-winning documentaries.
Continue your education within the museum world.