Noteworthy Specimens

While every specimen contributes to science, some specimens stand out from the rest. Some are remarkable finds to science, others have intriguing stories on how they were found or studied, and some are just popular. These stories do not always fit into our exhibits or databases so we decided to share them here and hope you enjoy hearing more about some of our more remarkable specimens. If you would like to suggest a specimen for our list or know of additional information, photos or memories about a specimen, we encourage you to add what you know to our Collection Forum or contact us.