All our or specimens have been prepared by College of the Atlantic students as part of their academic experience.  Our collections include:

  • Mammal and bird study skins
  • Reptiles and amphibians
  • Fishes and marine invertebrates
  • Insects and other terrestrial arthropods
  • Bones and skeletons
  • Bird eggs
  • Mammal and bird taxidermy mounts

To learn more about accessing and borrowing specimens from our collections, please contact the museum director at You can view a copy of our loan policy here.

You can search some of our collections through the ARCTOS database.  

COA also maintains a collection of nearly 15,000 plant specimens in the College of the Atlantic/ Acadia National Park Herbarium.  Visit the herbarium web page here.