Our scientific experts manage and curate the museum’s more than 14.6 million natural-history specimens and conduct collection-based research in
- zoology (animals)
- palaeobiology (fossils)
- mineralogy (minerals)
- botany (plants).
The museum also supports the research activities of many independent scientists who have intensive working relationships with our staff and collections.
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- Portraits of Nature for Valentine’s Day
Tetsuto Miyashita, the museum’s newest research scientist, is eager to share his first blog post—and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Complete with coloured illustrations and links to helpful resources, he has the perfect gift recommendation for the natural history buff in your family.
- What Colour Are Fossils? Where Science and Artistry Merge
Join Alan McDonald as he answers one of the most popular questions of museumgoers: what colour are dinosaur fossils and why?