Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History Landing Page Feature Image (a collage of specimens from JWPMNH including gem quality beryl crystal, an enrolled trilobite, Shelley the Glyptodon's head, Labradorite, a cone shell, a pyrite, an ammonite, a theliderma metanevra, an oeningen leaf fossil).

Tucked away in the middle of Middletown,  are roomfuls of deep time…

“… not much bigger than a large living room, [but] houses enough material for a space 10 times its size…”

Atlas Obscura, 2019

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AS THE WORLD TURNS

From the Spanish Flu to COVID-19, world wars and a new millenium, Greg the Bison (pictured to right) has seen it all. But he still loves keeping abreast of the latest happenings. Find the latest natural history news in Middletown here!

In one semester, we have reached our 1000 lots digitised milestone. The Wesleyan Natural History Collection now has 1139 lots of specimens (and counting) digitised onto our new Specify7 online database. 

 

New exhibit alert! In the antechamber of SciLi in the Exley Science Center awaits some wisdom for you to sink your teeth into. Come and see how the giant Megalodon tooth dwarfs other teeth on the exhibit!

 

See the virtual exhibit here

 

As of August 5th, 2021, Wesleyan University requires everyone to wear a mask in all buildings regardless of vaccination status. Please help curb the spread of the Delta variant by wearing a mask during your visit to the museum. 

 

Currently, the museum is only open to the Wesleyan community. Non-Wesleyan, fully vaccinated individuals should contact the curators for appointments.

 

Greg the Bison
Copper Beech Tree Slab

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