Slater Museum of Natural History

The Slater Museum of Natural History is Located in Thompson Hall, room 295. It was dedicated in 1979 in honor of James Slater. James Slator was a biology professor at the University of Puget Sound from 1919-1951 and a honorary Doctor of Science '54.

James R. Slater started the museum as a collection of reptiles and amphibians and was the director from 1930-1951. The Bird Division was established in 1934 by Gordon D. Alcorn, the Mammal Division in 1946 by Murray L. Johnson.

The museum is closely associated with the biology department.