The Department of Ornithology is open to visitors Monday through Friday (9am – 5pm). We require that visitor notify us at least two weeks in advance so that we can ensure availability of the collection. Please direct any questions regarding collection access to Curatorial Associate.
In addition to its own collection policies, the department adheres to the general MCZ collections policies and procedures.
A limited amount of funding is available for researchers to use the collections. The Museum of Comparative Zoology periodically awards Ernst Mayr Grants to systematists who need to make short museum visits in order to undertake research needed for the completion of taxonomic revisions and monographs.