Increasing the appreciation of the natural world is an important part of the mission of the UWYMV. In support of this goal the UWYMV takes requests to visit the collections for purposes other than conducting scientific research. This may include, but is not limited to, visits by classes, various groups (e.g. , local Audubon chapters), visits by artists and historians, etc.
Since the UWYMV is primarily a research facility, access to the collection is by request only.
General policies that apply to every request are as follows:
For all non-scientific research visitation requests, the following information should be included in your request:
Please note that the UWYMV staff will not develop lesson plans or curricula ideas.
The UWYMV is closed to the public, but general tours are given periodically, typically in conjunction with events held at the Biodiversity Institute. Please check the Biodiversity Institute's schedule of events to see if there may be a tour. In addition, there are a number of displays about the history and importance of natural history collections in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center which are open to the public during the University of Wyoming’s normal working hours Monday – Friday.