Natural History Collection

Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s extensive Natural History Collection includes preserved specimens such as gems, minerals, fossils, plants, insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Learn about our programs and protocols below. Read stories about selected specimens from our collection here.

For information about Natural History Collection internships and volunteer shifts, please email [email protected]

Natural History Discovery Kits

Bring the natural world back to your classroom with Lindsay Wildlife’s Discovery Kits. Each kit includes lesson plans, materials, and museum specimens to engage and inspire your students.

We offer 5 discovery kits designed for educators. Each kit utilizes real museum specimens, a suggested curriculum, and 3 hands-on activities providing a unique opportunity for students to engage with the natural world. All activities are aligned with  Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Natural History Donations

Lindsay Wildlife Experience welcomes donations of vertebrates, invertebrates, botany, geology, fossils, and scientific illustrations or art. Acceptance of a donation is at the discretion of the Director of Education and is guided by the museum’s Collection Policy. The museum does not accept unsolicited or drop-off donations, however, we are happy to work with you to schedule a time to evaluate your potential donation.

How to Donate

To have your donation considered for acquisition,  please send a completed donation form and photos of the specimens  to  [email protected].  If you need help filling out the donation form or are unsure of a specimen’s taxonomic information, email [email protected] for assistance.