Slater Museum of Natural History
The Slater Museum is one of the region's significant repositories for bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and plant specimens from the Pacific Northwest. Our goals are to preserve and provide a collection of specimens to be used for research and education. For more information about the museum's policies, collections, associated educational resources and staff, see the links at the right or below.
The museum now has educational or interpretive displays which were installed in August 2014. To schedule a visit, call or email.
Numerous clips spliced together from 19 Oct 2014, 11:30-13:30. The name wheatear comes from white + arse (British Dictionary Definitions). There is a slow motion clip at 1:35 showing the white rump and tail base.
Sounds of Spring: Songbird Night at the Museum
March 26th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
What makes a songbird sing? Peer inside the Slater Museum collection of songbirds.
This is a free, family friendly event.
Northwest Nature Notes
Northwest Nature Notes is the Slater Museum's occasional blog on all aspects of Northwest natural history. Check it out to see the latest blog.
Blogging From the Museum
Nature in the Classroom
Nature in the Classroom is a multidisciplinary science-based curriculum for 4th and 5th graders in the Puget Sound region. The curriculum brings the rich diversity of Puget Sound's natural history into the classroom using teaching specimens from the Slater Museum of Natural History at University of Puget Sound.