You are always welcome to come into the museum to drop off a specimen you wish to donate. However, we do not have open hours for visitors so there is no guarantee that the museum will be unlocked or that staff will be available. We always recommend calling or emailing us to schedule a drop-off time.
Drop off your specimen in the small freezer outside of the museum. We currently have a small freezer set up in the hallway directly outside the Thompson 295 (the museum entrance). You are welcome to place your specimen in the freezer and call or email us to let us know it's there. Please note that in the summer and after certain hours, the doors to Thompson Hall remain locked.
Drop off your specimen on Vashon Island. If you live on Vashon Island, you can drop off your specimens at 10925 SW Bank Road (green mailbox, first drive west of the Augie's sign) in the blue cooler by drive entrance. Please call, text, or email Collections Manager, Gary Shugart, at 206 949-9381 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you have donated a specimen. .