While the Museum doesn’t currently have a central exhibit space, we continue to develop traveling and permanent exhibits that are installed across campus and beyond. Check this space to see what, when and where exhibits are available.

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Right Below Your Feet
A Beautiful Evolutionary Success Story

Located in the Wilbur Cross Building Atrium
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday

This exhibit introduces a group of plants called Bryophytes, composed of about 20,000 species that reproduce via spores rather than seeds. Here we offer a closer look at some of the factors that have contributed to the remarkable evolutionary success of Bryophytes. We also hope you will appreciate their astonishing intrinsic beauty.

Natural Selection is Amazing!
Exploring the Dazzling Diversity of Treehoppers
Located on the plaza level of the Homer Babbidge Library, UConn Storrs campus
Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm, 7 days a week.

One group of animals expresses the power of natural selection in a particularly vivid way. This group shares a unique physical structure, not seen in other animals, that manifests itself in a dizzying array of fascinating and beautiful forms. This exhibit explores how the amazing power of natural selection has shaped the natural history of one lineage of insects—the treehoppers.

Coming soon, stay tuned!
The Legacy of a Lifetime of Collecting
The Carl and Marian Rettenmeyer Story
Located in the ground floor lobby of the ITE Building, UConn Storrs campus
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Dr. Carl Rettenmeyer and his wife Marian spent over 50 years studying army ant colonies and their associated species in the jungles of Central America. Using four interactive digital media stations, large format graphics, and an immersive soundscape to communicate the story of their extraordinary research, this exhibit explores the vital role that collecting and curating biological specimens play in scientific discovery.

Be Our Guest
The Complex Society of Army Ants and Their Guests
Located in the lobby of the Biology/Physics Building, UConn Storrs campus.
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Come visit our giant 12' army ant and see if you can find all the guests located on it. Learn about the biology of Eciton burchellii, and how hundreds of species of guests interact with army ant colonies to create a fascinating and complex biological system.