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Research at the Alf Museum

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The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology acts as a center for paleontological education and research by maintaining and continually expanding its outstanding collection of specimens, presently numbering over 80,000. The fossil collections consist of 57,000 vertebrate, 16,000 invertebrate, 2,000 plant, and 1000 trackway & footprint specimens, as well as many other miscellaneous specimens. The museum's fossil trackway collection is widely recognized as one of the largest and most diverse in the nation. The museum's collections serve as the focal point of research and the source for exhibit and teaching specimens employed in education and public outreach. The fossil collections are available for study to qualified investigators through loan or by visiting the museum. The museum employs a computer database management system where the collections are organized stratigraphically.

For more information on our research program, follow the links in the menu bar above, or those below:

Don Lofgren, Ph.D.
Andrew A. Farke, Ph.D.
Student Research
Field Projects

 

Upcoming Events

Family Science Discovery Day - The Ice Age

The Ice Age!
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1 pm - 4 pm
This hands-on science learning and fun day for the general public features learning stations, touch tables, and related crafts activities. Activities subject to change. Special Admission Fee: $3 per person; 4 & under are free

 
Museum Closed - Commencement

Museum is closed for commencement at The Webb Schools, May 30, 2015

 

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Alf Museum
Phone: 909.624.2798