Museum of Zoology moving 5 million specimens

February 10, 2012

Over the next eight months, about 5 million specimens from the U-M Museum of Zoology’s “wet” collection—animals preserved in alcohol inside various containers—will be moved from the Ruthven Museums Building on central campus to a new off-campus storage facility. The new facility has been designed and built to safely store and protect the collection. The budget for the project, which includes building the new storage facility, moving the collection and other selected renovations, is $20 million.