Museum indoor & outdoor exhibits are open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance. The Museum is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. Reserve tickets for the Museum at sbnature.org/tickets. // The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. Tickets are available at the door.

Invertebrate Zoology

By any measure, invertebrates are the dominant group of animals on the planet. With tens of millions of species and ranging from mountain tops to the deepest depths of the ocean floor, invertebrates are a pivotal part of global ecosystems.

The Invertebrate Zoology Department is focused on documenting the diversity of life in our region and around the globe. We are actively conducting original research, describing new species, and tracking change in diversity and habitats over time.

Peltis beetle photo by Lucie Gimmel

Peltis pippingskoeldi Mannerheim (Coleoptera: Peltidae). Photo by Lucie Gimmel