One of the coolest hidden features on UM’s campus is the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum. The museum contains more than 24,000 specimens of vertebrates, including birds, mammals and fish. It is the largest zoological collection in Montana and one of the major zoological collections representing the Northern Rocky Mountains.
These photos feature some of the beautiful specimens in the collection, as well as former curator David Dyer and Emily Graslie before she moved her educational YouTube show “The Brain Scoop” to the renowned Field Museum in Chicago.
Photos by Todd Goodrich, originally shot for Montanan: The Magazine of The University of Montana.
Oh, I was not at all expecting to be bulldozed by nostalgia this morning.
I miss you, Montana. I’ll love that Museum till the end of my days.