The Museum and Sea Center are closed until it is safe to reopen, but we are working hard on our summer Butterflies Alive! exhibit and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Collections

The collections in invertebrate zoology include:

  • Over 2.5 million specimens 
  • Historic specimens dating back to 1820
  • Over 2,000 primary type specimens (those specimens used to describe a new species)
  • Over 100,000 wet preserved specimens 
  • Four full-time curators 
  • Housed in a modern well-lit facility
  • Comprehensive modern and antiquarian mollusk library

Browse or search our collections database: http://www.sbcollections.org

Please note that only about 20% of our collection is digitized in our online database.