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 collections manager, Scott Swann, at

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.