Natural history collections are invaluable repositories of our planet’s past, offering insights into the intricate web of life and the evolving landscapes that surround us.

These collections are not only windows into the Earth’s history but also vital reflections of human history and scientific discovery. However, accessibility to these natural and cultural resources has often been a challenge, limiting their potential impact.

That’s why, at the Florida Museum of Natural History we are committed to the future of collections research, public outreach, and engagement through the digital scanning and creation of 3D models. By digitizing our specimens and artifacts, we’re breaking down barriers to access, making these resources available to researchers, educators, and curious minds worldwide. This step not only aids in scientific study but also fosters greater public understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

Visit the Florida Museum’s Digital Imaging Division website for a tour of some of the collections from South Florida and Historical Archaeology.