About the Museum

The mission of the Evergreen Natural History Museum is to be an accessible educational and research environment for students and faculty of the Evergreen State College while developing and preserving the collection of museum specimens for future generations.

Our dry collections contain 8,163 insect specimens, 1,300 mammal specimens, 1,907 bird specimens, 245 specimens in the skull and bone collection, shells, nests and an egg collection. The fluids collection contains 439 specimens ranging from marine invertebrates, to arthropods, fish, amphibians and reptiles. Our herbarium houses 3,066 plant specimens, over 400 lichen specimens, and 457 fungi specimens. The herbarium also contains algae specimens, moss specimens, and botanical teaching collections.

We provide physical and online resources to enrich academic programs that involve biodiversity studies and place-based learning at Evergreen. 

For questions, contact our Director: Frederica Bowcutt, Ph.D.  bowcuttf(at)evergreen

The museum is closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.