Museum Collections

A collection of content from museums, including research collections, exhibits and educational materials.

Image source: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

1 Managed Collection

23 Featured collections

  • Smithsonian Sant Ocean Hall Collections

    Smithsonian Sant Ocean Hall Collections

    422 items; Last updated over 2 years ago maintained by Catherine Sutera

    The Sant Ocean Hall is an exhibit on the first floor of Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC. It provides visitors with a unique and breathtaking introduction to the majesty of the ocean. The hall's combination of 674 marine specimens and models, high-definition video, and the newest technology allows visitors to explore the ocean's past, present, and future.

  • University of Alberta Museums

    University of Alberta Museums

    12981 items; Last updated 12 days ago maintained by ualberta_macs

    The University of Alberta Museums located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is a network of 35 interdisciplinary museums and collections, ranging from art to zoology. Totaling more than 17 million objects, the collections are used on a daily basis to fuel discovery and advance knowledge through teaching, research, and community outreach.

  • NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource

    NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource

    126633 items; Last updated 3 days ago maintained by NMNHEMu

    Research collections of the National Museum of Natural History are available to the public via a standard web interface. A total of 5,209,737 specimen records are currently available from this facility. Of these, approximately 292,000 represent all of the museum’s available extant biological primary type specimen records.

  • NMNH Entomology resource

    NMNH Entomology resource

    292540 items; Last updated 3 days ago maintained by NMNHEMu

    Research collections of the National Museum of Natural History are available to the public via a standard web interface. A total of 5,209,737 specimen records are currently available from this facility. Of these, approximately 292,000 represent all of the museum’s available extant biological primary type specimen records.

  • Natural History Museum Species of the day

    Natural History Museum Species of the day

    2194 items; Last updated about 2 years ago maintained by NHM-EOL-user

    Natural History Museum's scientists celebrated the International year of Biodiversity 2010 by publishing a daily fact file about a different species, highlighting the importance of maintaining biodiversity in Britain and around the world.

  • MCZ resource

    MCZ resource

    147608 items; Last updated 25 days ago maintained by MCZCollections

    Data from the ten research collections of the <a href="http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/">Museum of Comparative Zoology</a> at Harvard University.

  • Science at FMNH

    Science at FMNH

    23 items; Last updated almost 3 years ago maintained by Beth Sanzenbacher

    Science at FMNH is a podcast and video series that explores the behind-the-scenes science, collections and research at Chicago’s Field Museum.

  • Smithsonian Exhibits

    Smithsonian Exhibits

    10 items; Last updated over 1 year ago maintained by Cyndy Parr

    Exhibits at the <a href="http://www.si.edu/Museums">Smithsonian Institution</a>.

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History Africa Hall

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Africa Hall

    100 items; Last updated 23 days ago maintained by Marty Christiansen

    Exhibit text and images from the Harvard Museum of Natural History (Cambridge, MA, USA) Africa Hall, installed fall 2010. </p><p> Visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History <a href="http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu">website</a>.

  • AntIZ taxon descriptions

    AntIZ taxon descriptions

    3697 items; Last updated about 3 years ago maintained by Jennifer Hammock

    The <a href="http://invertebrates.si.edu/AntIZ.htm">Antarctic Invertebrates website</a>, is the online portal to specimen information, maps, literature descriptions, DNA sequences, photos and multimedia for Antarctic and subantarctic invertebrates collected by the United States Antarctic Program and catalogued at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).

  • Human Origins Program NMNH Smithsonian Institution

    Human Origins Program NMNH Smithsonian Institution

    18 items; Last updated almost 3 years ago maintained by Human Origins Program NMNH
  • Harvard University Contributions to EOL

    Harvard University Contributions to EOL

    11 items; Last updated 10 months ago maintained by eoleducation and Marie Studer
  • Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

    Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

    2970 items; Last updated about 3 years ago maintained by fruitfly

    The "fruitfly" project provides taxon and specimen information on true frugivorous fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) from the Afrotropical region. It provides taxonomic information, species descriptions, images, distribution map and information on specimens kept in museums and institutions worldwide.

  • Tropicos resource

    Tropicos resource

    401148 items; Last updated 3 months ago maintained by Missouri Botanical Garden Editor

    Missouri Botanical Gardens, authoritative botanical datasets.

  • Afrotropical birds LifeDesk

    Afrotropical birds LifeDesk

    2066 items; Last updated about 1 month ago maintained by Stijn Cooleman

    Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)

  • Amphibians of Panama

    Amphibians of Panama

    3944 items; Last updated 6 days ago maintained by caballeroca

    <b>Smithsonian Institution: Amphibians of Panama</b> <p> Provides scientifically accurate and widely accessible information to facilitate dispersal of knowledge to researchers and others interested in studying and conserving Panama’s diverse and unique amphibians

  • Keys to Babamunida, Crosnierita, Onconida, Phylladiorhynchus, Plesionida

    Keys to Babamunida, Crosnierita, Onconida, Phylladiorhynchus, Plesionida

    205 items; Last updated about 3 years ago maintained by Joanne Taylor

    <b>Museum Victoria and COMARGEL</b><p> DELTA databases for identification of squat lobsters. The Delta databases available for download from this site are in TEST phase and will be regularly updated. For further information regarding these databases please contact Comarge Research Fellow Dr. Joanne Taylor jtaylor@museum.vic.gov.au. Your feedback is welcome. This website is the result of work supported by the Census of Marine Life project COMARGE (Continental Margin Ecosystems).

  • Maldives and Laccadives LifeDesk

    Maldives and Laccadives LifeDesk

    1876 items; Last updated 22 days ago maintained by Jennifer Hammock

    A digital archive of the Malacostracan fauna collected on J. Stanley Gardiner's expedition to the Maldives and Laccadives, based on the Expedition monographs and specimen photographs from the Smithsonian collection. This was a Spring Break project undertaken by a group of undergraduates at the National Museum of Natural History

  • X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out

    X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out

    40 items; Last updated over 1 year ago maintained by B. Byrnes, Leo Shapiro, Sara Eckert, and Katja Schulz
  • Birds of D.C.

    Birds of D.C.

    213 items; Last updated about 2 years ago maintained by Cyndy Parr, kearins, velazcok, and Reid Rumelt
  • The Field Museum's Hall of Birds

    The Field Museum's Hall of Birds

    24 items; Last updated about 2 years ago maintained by Beth Sanzenbacher
  • What the Fish?

    What the Fish?

    11 items; Last updated almost 2 years ago maintained by Beth Sanzenbacher
  • 2010 Field Museum Class in Phylogenetics

    2010 Field Museum Class in Phylogenetics

    431 items; Last updated 4 days ago maintained by Joshua Drew