Vertebrate Paleontology

Visiting the Collection

Please contact the Collection Manager or the Curator at least one month in advance to schedule your visit. The collection is generally open for study Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. If you would like to study specimens on exhibit, it is best to schedule your visit on a non-summer Tuesday when the museum is closed to the public.


Loans will be made to qualified institutions at the discretion of the Curator. Loans to graduate students will be addressed to their advisors. Specimens currently being used by in-house researchers may not be loaned until that work is completed. We do not loan holotypes, dinosaurs, or specimens deemed to be too fragile. The loan period is generally for two years, and extensions may be granted upon written request. CT scanning, laser scanning, digital modeling, destructive analysis, molding and casting, 3D printing, or preparation is prohibited without prior written consent from the Curator.