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Auburn University has maintained a natural history collection for over fifty years. The museum primarily serves as a repository for specimens from Alabama and the southeast (and elsewhere) and as a research center. While it is not a museum in the regular sense - it does not have a public display area and therefore not open to the public - it does offer tours on the first Wednesday of each month from 4-6pm. It also offers offsite education programs and these can be arranged by calling the museum. Today, the museum holds one million specimens in eight collections (amphibians and reptiles; aquatic vertebrate; arachnids and myriapods; birds; fishes; mammals; plants; and vertebrate paleontology). It is located in the Biodiversity Learning Center, which was built in 2013.


  • Located in the Biodiversity Learning Center, the Auburn University Museum of Natural History has been in existence for over 50 years.
Birchfield, Candis. "Auburn University Museum of Natural History to open doors to public." Office of Communications and Marketing. February 24, 2016.
http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/5520#more-5520.

"Visit the Museum." Auburn University Museum of Natural History. February 24, 2016. http://aumnh.org/visit_the_museum.