Mammal Museum Available for Use

Students Sarah Dewolf, left, and Sydney Gwaltney examine specimens in the mammal museum. The facility in Magruder Hall is available for student and faculty research.

Located in Magruder Hall, the mammal museum is a research collection that includes skins, skulls and skeletons of more than 5,000 animals.

The collection was created to preserve specimens for student and faculty research. It offers the opportunity to study evolution and what species is by looking at how a particular species has evolved over time. In two recent studies, the lab was used to study cryptic rodent species and the shrew family. Most of the mammals in the lab are small, such as rodents, and most are from Missouri. Other mammals found in the museum include a dolphin, white-tailed deer, baboon, porcupine and wallaby. In addition to research, students have utilized the collection for projects in art and museum related subjects.

For more information, visit To access the collection, email or visit Magruder Hall 3097 during the following office hours: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday and 12-12:30 p.m. Friday. Student curators will be available during office hours to show visitors the collection.
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