Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College
11 Barrett Hill Drive, Amherst, MA 01002 - United States
The Beneski Museum of Natural History is one of New England’s largest natural history museums, boasting three floors of exhibits with more than 1,700 specimens on display, and tens of thousands of specimens available for use by scholars and researchers from across campus and around the world.
Step inside the museum and you’ll find:
Dramatic displays of fossil skeletons, from fish to dinosaurs to Ice Age megafauna
An extraordinary collection of dinosaur footprints
Geological specimens and immersive exhibits that tell the history of the local landscape through geologic time, including when dinosaurs inhabited the area
Dazzling mineral specimens from around the world and meteorites from beyond Earth
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