50,000th museum visitor!

A group from the Dakin Animal Shelter visits, bring the total attendance to over 50,000!

The Museum of Natural History

The locked cabinets lining the wall of the Earth Science and Natural History Museum Building hold everything from bones to bullet holes. Some of the stranger pieces of the collection are examined here, narrated by Collections Manager Kate Wellspring. 

Collections at the Beneski Museum

Like many museums, the Beneski Museum holds far more specimens than it can possibly display. Our exhibits feature about 1,700 objects. Our collection includes more than 200,000 objects. 

The Fairest Mammoth: The Movie

Watch the Reconstruction of Animal Skeletons in Amherst's Museum of Natural History In April 2006 the skeletons of large extinct animals were reconstructed in Amherst’s new Museum of Natural History while the college community watched via AmhCam. The work was done by Research Casting International (Beamsville, Ontario).

Amherst College To Celebrate Pratt Museum of Natural History Feb. 28

February 23, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Make Grant to Amherst College

November 15, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have awarded $200,000 for the construction of the new earth sciences and museum of natural history building at Amherst College.

Alden Trust Awards Amherst College $150,000 for New Geology Building

Amherst College Museum of Natural History is Editors’ Choice at Yankee Magazine

May 2, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Museum of Natural History has been selected as an “Editor’s Choice” in the 2007 travel issue of Yankee Magazine.

Science Made Cool: Curious Footprints

Submitted by Paul S. Statt