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, 413-545-0417

Curator: Madelaine Bartlett

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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, 

Collections Manager: Roberta Lombardi
(413) 545-6605,

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

Student Clubs

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

Temporary Exhibits

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.