Slater Museum of Natural History
Our goals are to preserve and provide a collection of specimens to be used for research and education. The Slater Museum is one of the region's significant repositories for bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and plant specimens from the Pacific Northwest. For more information about the museum's policies, collections, associated educational resources and staff, see the links at the right or below.
The museum does not have educational or interpretive displays as of May 2013, but displays are in the final design stage with construction to commence in the summer or fall of 2013. To schedule a visit, call or email.
Preparing a bird teaching specimen (pdf)
Salvaging Specimens for the Museum
Birds of Washington
Bird Wing Images
Nature in the Classroom - a free resource for teachers
Slater Museum Blog - Northwest Nature Notes
Slater Museum Videos on YouTube (PugetSoundMuseum Channel)
Slater Museum on Facebook