Virtual Digitisation: Specify7 Database by Yu Kai Tan BA’20 MA’21 If there is a hashtag that defines museum practices of the 21st century, it’d better be #digitization. With the...Read More
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-- Wisdom Teeth in the Science Library
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.
latest COVID-19 guidelines
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.