A child examines an animal skull up close.

Specimen Loan Program

Bring your classroom to life with authentic museum artifacts and specimens appropriate for all ages. These unique materials are a great way to enhance a science, art, or history class. A wide variety of specimens are available for pick-up from our public education collection and include bones, fossils, insects, furs and turtle shells. Contact Jennifer Menken for more information, menke004@umn.edu, 612-626-7133

Artist specimen program – 1 item for 1 month $20

Classroom specimen program – 8 items for 2 weeks $50