A metallic wood-boring beetle (Buprestidae: Chrysochroa fulminans).

Insect Collection Tours


Due to COVID-19, the University of MN Insect Collection is temporarily closed. All activity is currently suspended; further inquiries can be sent to the curator, Dr. Robin Elizabeth Thomson, curator@umn.edu. Stay healthy and safe!


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 curator@umn.edu 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