Preserving and studying 1.4 million precious artifacts
The Museum has an awesome responsibility to care for our
expansive science collections, support new discoveries, and conduct
research. The unique treasures that tell the natural and cultural
history of the Rocky Mountain Region are preserved here for the
community; we hold them in the public's trust.
The new Rocky Mountain Science Collections Center allows us to
house, study, and preserve more than 1.4 million precious artifacts
and specimens. The space consolidates collections currently stored
throughout the Museum and provides proper temperature and humidity
for the crucial preservation and security of fossils, gems,
minerals, zoological specimens, cultural objects, and more. This
dedicated area helps our team of scientists make new discoveries
and allows for easier public access to these treasures.