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CT Museum of Natural History & CT Archaeology Center

University of Connecticut

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences located on the Storrs campus.

Natural history collections are a library of physical and biological data that scientists and scholars use to better understand our world. At the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, collections are important educational tools that help share research and scholarship with students and the general public.

The research and education potential of the Anthropological collections is one of the Museum’s greatest assets. To better realize this potential, the Museum established the Connecticut Archaeology Center in 2004. Funds are being raised to create the first permanent home for the more than 600,000 artifacts currently housed at the Dodd Research Center .

A three point shot away from Gampel Pavilion, home of UConn’s nationally ranked men’s and women’s basketball teams, the Museum occupies a prominent spot on campus.

The newly restored building and dramatic addition will create a highly visible destination that will distinguish the Museum and the University that houses it.