Outreach and Exhibits
Visit the Collections
Morrill Greenhouses are open Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For all other collections can be visited by appointment. Please see our Staff page for contact information.
The Ray Ethan Torrey Botanical Greenhouse at the South end of the Morrill Science Complex is open 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday to Friday, visitors are always welcome. Tours can be scheduled for alumni, teachers, small school groups, and garden clubs. To make an appointment, please contact:
Greenhouse Manager: Christopher Phillips
Curator: Madelaine Bartlett
Follow along with greenhouse news at https://www.instagram.com/morrillgreenhouses/
The UMass Entomology Collection “Insects in the Hallway” features an extensive collection of live and preserved specimens. Of special interest are the exhibit’s live insects, which include: hissing and giant cave cockroaches, North American beetles, tarantulas and crickets. The preserved collection features insects from both the Pioneer Valley and around the world. Open During Regular Classroom Hours Located on the Second Floor of Fernald Hall.
Visits to the Herbarium are by appointment only. There are no drop-in hours. To arrange a visit or for more information, please contact:
Curator: Tristram Seidler
(413) 575-2775, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collections Manager: Roberta Lombardi
(413) 545-6605, email@example.com
The vertebrate and invertebrate collections are not open to the public, but are available for research, class projects, and outreach events. For more information, please contact:
Collections Manager: Kate Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fernald Club
Formed in 1925, this student-run club maintains the insect exhibits located on the second floor of Fernald Hall and holds outreach events for UMass and the surrounding Amherst area. Members also collaborate with the UMass Permaculture Garden to construct and maintain housing for local pollinators.
For more information: The Fernald Club
The Natural History Collections Club
The Natural History Collection Club (NHCC) works with the natural history collections at UMass to educate people through public outreach in the form of exhibits, workshops, and off-campus events. The Club helps to maintain and improve the collections and strives to inform students and faculty of the multitude of opportunities for research and education. Our mission is to preserve the natural world to share with generations to come.
Specimens from our collections are regularly featured in temporary exhibits on campus. These include interdisciplinary exhibits located in the foyer of the Integrated Science Building, seasonal pop-up exhibits, and unique collaborations with the University Museum of Contemporary Art.