Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
Bear, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT.jpg
Established 1988
Location Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Website www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhhome.html

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History is located in Storrs, Connecticut and is part of the University of Connecticut.[1]

The small museum contains a variety of scientific and archaeological collections about the cultural history of southern New England.[2] The natural history collections contains "hundreds of thousands of specimens of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates, fossils, plants, fish and parasites."[3] Since 2004, it houses the Connecticut Archaeology Center, which contain the "largest repository of Connecticut Native American, colonial and industrial artifacts in existence."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Battista, Carolyn (1989-05-07). "THE VIEW FROM: THE CONNECTICUT STATE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY; Preserving a Natural Heritage, Here and There". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "About". Connecticut State Museum of Natural History. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Connecticut State Museum of Natural History Collections". Connecticut State Museum of Natural History. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  4. ^ "About the Connecticut Archaeology Center Collections". Connecticut Archaeology Center. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 

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Coordinates: 41°48′15.1″N 72°15′9.9″W / 41.804194°N 72.252750°W / 41.804194; -72.252750