Admission to and use of collections is granted to research scientists, graduate students and other visitors who are affiliated with a recognized academic or research institution.
Access to collections is by appointment only. Requests to work with the collections should be made to the appropriate Curator-in-Chargeat least 2 weeks prior to the anticipated visit and should specify 1) the proposed dates of visit; 2) the purpose of the visit; and 3) the specimens to be examined. Students should provide a letter of intent from their advisor on institution letterhead.
Open hours to visit the collections are weekdays, 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m., excluding public holidays. Special permission may be granted to visit outside of these hours under certain circumstances.
Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed in any of the collection areas.