The Museum's outdoor spaces are now open to the public. We have different activities each day, so check our calendar to plan your visit. Reserve tickets at sbnature.org/tickets. Indoor spaces and the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf are temporarily closed.

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.