Tours & Outreach

Insect Collection Tours

The University of Minnesota Insect Collection can provide scheduled tours of the collection to formal groups upon request. Please contact the Curator, Dr. Robin Elizabeth Thomson, at [email protected] for further information.

The Insect Collection also offers a separate, permanent exhibit with representative insect specimens (and relatives) and digital artwork of insect illustrations from the Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota. The exhibit is open to the public during the hours listed below. It is a self-guided exhibit located on the 4th floor of Hodson Hall, above the Natural Resources Library (follow signs to the fourth floor).

Location:
St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota
Hodson Hall, 4th Floor, above Natural Resources Library (follow signs to exhibit)
Parking available in the Upper Buford Circle lot (maps and directions).

Hours: 
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday and University Holidays: CLOSED


Outreach and Education Programming

The Insect Collection offers Outreach and Education Programming upon request. Programming may take place either at the Collection itself or at a location off-site and may take the form of a topical presentation or a general insect information booth. Material and timeline can be tailored for the group, based on number of participants, age range, and interests.

Please contact the Curator, Dr. Robin Elizabeth Thomson, at [email protected] for further information.

True bug nymphs (Hemiptera sp.).
A metallic wood-boring beetle (Buprestidae: Chrysochroa fulminans).