Museum open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM (last entry at 4:00 PM). Reservations recommended. Sea Center on Stearns Wharf open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, purchase tickets on-site. Please wear a mask to protect those unvaccinated, especially our youngest guests.

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.