Research & Collections

Scientific Collection

More than 1.2 million specimens provide opportunities for research and teaching.

Amphibians & Reptiles
Birds
Fishes
Fungi
Insects (affiliated collection)
Mammals
Mollusks & Crustaceans
Plants

Mapping Change

Help us use over a century's worth of specimens to map the distribution of animals, plants, and fungi.

Your data will let us know where species have been and predict where they may end up in the future! A Bell Museum citizen science project supported by the Zooniverse. Visit z.umn.edu/mapchange to get started.

Collections Policy

Read about collection acquisition, preservation, management, use, development, and access.

Art Collection

Over 1,500 works and artifacts including world-renowned dioramas, prints, paintings and sculptures.

Film Collection

The museum's film collection includes everything from historic footage to award-winning documentaries.

Graduate Opportunities

Continue your education within the museum world.