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Natural History Museum and Scientific Collections

Supported in honor of Howard Melville and Jean Claire Hanna by their grandchildren

The Natural History Museum and Scientific Collections at Tall Timbers.

Scientists, natural history students, artists, and others interested in the fauna and flora of the southeast are encouraged to visit The Natural History Museum and Scientific Collections at Tall Timbers. Special arrangements must be made to view and work with specimens, and the general hours of operation are 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Loans are considered only for professional taxonomists as governed by formal agreements developed on an individual basis.

High resolution images have been collected for viewing on the Internet for all all herbarium specimens and most bird, mammal, and butterfly specimens as part of our Imaging the Tall Timbers Biological Collections project.  

Follow the links below to learn more about the sources and diversity of specimens stored in the museum, including data for nearly all specimens and images for most specimens, available for viewing through various online databases.

For more information on animals in the collection, contact Jim Cox. For more information on herbarium specimens, contact Kevin Robertson.


The mission of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation and education.