- Support Us
- About Us
Staff and volunteers in Biology at the Science Museum of Minnesota perform the primary functions and goals of the department, which include:
Members of the public are encouraged to report road- and window-killed birds or unusual forms of wildlife for preservation in the museum's, DNR, or University of Minnesota collections. Donors should record the date and location of discovery with the specimens, then tightly bag, seal and freeze the specimens before arranging delivery to the Science Museum. The museum holds current Federal and State salvage permits for legally preserving these specimens.
Questions concerning wildlife or natural history are welcomed by the Biology Department, and information on the cleaning of skeletal remains by dermestid beetles is also available.
For more information about the Biology Department, or if you have a specimen to donate, please contact Richard Oehlenschlager at or (651) 221-9450.