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American Museum of Natural History - One of the world's top 10 institutions for scientific research and education in systematic biology, with collections of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts. Major educational resource in biology. Use the site map to find your way around the Web site.
Belmont Bay Life Science Center - Information about development of state of the art, hands-on science center located in Northern Virginia focusing on teaching and experiencing the life sciences. Due to open in 2005.
Botanical Museum - Part of The Finnish Museum of Natural History, its world-wide collecting activities add more than 22,000 specimens per year (vascular plants, cryptogams and fungi). Includes floristic database of Finland and some adjacent territories.
Butterfly and Insect Museum - Located in La Ceiba, Honduras. Contains 9000 butterflies, moths and other insects from Honduras and around the world.
California Academy of Sciences - Natural History Museum - Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Includes Natural History Museum, Morrison Planetarium and Steinhart Aquarium all in one location. Natural History Museum is one of the world's top 10 systematic biology institutes with major research collections.
Essig Museum of Entomology - The collection component of the California Insect Survey, with approx. 4.5 million specimens. Berkeley campus University of California.
Frost Entomological Museum - Insect collection contains over 500,000 specimens for 10,000 different species. Extensive microscopic slide collection available to researchers. Part of Pennsylvania State University Department of Entomology. Limited Web presence.
Harvard University Museums/Botanical Museum - The botanical museum has a special gallery of glass flowers. Info on the museum on this one-page site.
Humboldt University of Berlin, Natural History Museum - Major German research and teaching museum. Important historical collections in systematic zoology, palaeontology, and mineralogy. Major public exhibits including dinosaurs and Archaeopteryx, one of the earliest fossil birds known. Mostly German language site, some English pages.
Museo Entomologico Mariposas del Mundo - Entomological Museum Butterflies of the World - Information about the Museum and its collections of butterflies, beetles and exotic arthropods from around the world, butterfly conservation. Advertises the book - Mariposas Argentinas, events, and Museum associates.
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley - Research institute holding large research and teaching collection of terrestrial vertebrates, including tissue samples for molecular biology research and information about their ecology, evolution and geographic distribution. Research oriented website provides direct access to collections database.
Museum of Zoology - A premier research institution involved in research and teaching in systematics and evolutionary biology. Divisions of Insects, Mollusks, Fishes, Reptiles and Amphibians, Birds, and Mammals
Natural History Museum (UK) - Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center - Holds major research and teaching collections in most areas of biology. Includes a division of Informatics with skills in numerical taxonomy and collections management software. Some public exhibits.
Riceworld Museum - Exhibits feature studies of rice, including biotechnology and rice, rice ecosystems and population and rice. Located at the International Rice Research Insitute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Web pages provide virtual tour of the museum.
San Diego Natural History Museum - The Museum covers the biodiversity and evolutionary history of southern California and Baja California with significant research collections, education, exhibits and community involvement
State Darwin Museum - Moscow, Russia natural history museum. Exhibits on zoogeography, development of scientific thought, evolution of species, Darwin history and biodiversity. Details on exhibits, panoramic movie of macro evolution exhibit. Russian/English
The Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia, world's leader in freshwater science research and biodiversity research, museum hosts dinosaurs, fossils, live butterflies, dioramas, offers environmental science education to adults and students, library and archives.
The Australian Museum, Sydney - Australia's original natural history museum. Covers anthropology, earth & environment, invertebrates and vertebrates. Major research collections with Australasian focus. Good education site. Tour exhibits via the Web.