Located in the northwest corner of campus, near the Music Building and President's House, Thompson Hall is Puget Sound's original science building. Renovated in 2008, Thompson Hall joins Harned Hall to form the Science Center at Puget Sound. Thompson houses the Slater Museum of Natural History, a community resource open to students and neighbors containing the second largest collection of natural artifacts in the state of Washington. Thompson Hall is full of nooks and crannies (and alcoves) perfect for private study or group discussions. The facilities in Thompson Hall include laboratories for animal physiology, laser, fluid mechanics, X-ray, and science computing.