A collection of mammal specimens including squirrel and skunk

Specimen Loan Program

Bring your project to life

The specimen loan program will be returning soon. Please check back for updates.

Authentic museum artifacts and specimens are a great way to enhance a science, art, or history class. A wide variety of specimens are available for pickup from our public education collection and include bones, fossils, insects, furs, and turtle shells. Contact Jennifer Menken for more information at menke004@umn.edu.

Artist Loans
One item for one month: $20

Classroom Loans
Eight items for two weeks: $50