Science collection

The science collection focuses on natural history and includes minerals and fossils, bird and mammal mounts, butterflies and other invertebrates, reptiles, fish, and skeletons. It is the best collection of this type in the area between New York City and New Haven. The specimens represent worldwide localities and the collection grows through field collecting, donations, bequests, exchanges and purchases.

Barred Owl, Strix varia

Bruce Museum Collection 2015.08

Common Loon, Gavia immer

Bruce Museum Collection 2015.06

Triton’s Trumpet, Charonia tritonis

Bruce Museum Collection FIC 2010.10

Little Auk, Alle alle

Bruce Museum Collection 2015.07

Heath Hen Tympanuchus cupido cupido

Bruce Museum Collection 95.20 Gift of William A. O. Gross

Malachite

Bruce Museum Collection 2019.4.49 Gift of Robert R. Wiener

Chalcopyrite with Quartz

Bruce Museum Collection 2019.4.23 Gift of Robert R. Wiener

Gypsum “Ram’s Horn”

Chihuahua, Mexico Bruce Museum Collection 2019.4.48 Gift of Robert R. Wiener

Selenite

Mexico Bruce Museum Collection 2019.4.52 Gift of Robert R. Wiener

Pyrite on Calcite

Chenzhou, China Bruce Museum Collection 2019.4.26 Gift of Robert R. Wiener

Barite

Guangdong, China Bruce Museum Collection 2019.4.35 Gift of Robert R. Wiener

Layered Gypsum

Chinkapook Lake, Australia Bruce Museum Collection 2019.4.62 Gift of Robert R. Wiener

Emperor Penguin Egg, Aptenodytes forsteri

Bruce Museum Collection 2018.17.07

Australian Little Penguin, Eudyptula minor

Bruce Museum Collection TBD

Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adelie

Bruce Museum Collection TBD Gift of SeaWorld

Dinosaur skull (cast) Majungasaurus crenatissimus

Bruce Museum Collection 2014.06

Fossil Stingray Asterotrygon maloneyi

Bruce Museum Collection 84.30.02

Fossil Trackway of Batrachopus

Bruce Museum Collection 2020.10.03

Mud Wasp Nest, Trigonopsis howesi

Guyana in 1916 by early Bruce Museum Curator Paul Griswold Howes.

Pronghorn Antilocapra americana

Bruce Museum Collection 2006.38.07

Semionotid Fish Fossil

Bruce Museum Collection

Stilbite and Apophyllite on Quartz

Bruce Museum Collection

Quartz and Hematite

Lechang Mine, Guandong Province, China, Bruce Museum Collection 2019.01.04

Stibnite

Wuning Mine, Jiangxi Province, China Bruce Museum Collection 2019.01.32

Ostrich Skeleton, Struthio camelus

Bruce Museum Collection 20234

Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth skeleton

Choloepus didactylus Bruce Museum Collection 70.09.01

Crowned Lemur, Eulemur coronatus

Bruce Museum Collection 2015.01A

Western Capercaille Tetrao urogallus Meråker

Norway, Bruce Museum Collection 2011.02 Gift of the Harold Rogers

Black Bear, Ursus americanus

British Columbia, Canada, Bruce Museum Collection 2010.06 Gift of the Koontz family

Violet-backed Starling, Cinnyricinclus leucogaste

British Columbia, Canada, Bruce Museum Collection 2006.37.10 Gift of the Boston Children’s Museum

Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chyrsolophus

Captive Bird, Bruce Museum Collection 2017.12.3 Gift of SeaWorld

Ring-tailed Lemur, Lemur catta

Bruce Museum Collection 2015.02A

Platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Tasmania, Australia, Bruce Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen Horn

Grey Wolf, Canis lupus Alaska

USA Bruce Museum Collection 93.14

Snowshoe Hare, Lepus americanus

Massachusetts, USA Bruce Museum Collection 4993

Porcupinefish, Diodon hystrix

Bruce Museum Collection FIC 2004.06

Willow Ptarmigan, Lagopus lagopus

Alaska, Bruce Museum Collection 4993

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