While the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibition spaces will partially open to the public on June 18th, our collections remain closed to most staff and all researchers, and the museum’s COVID-19 loan moratorium remains in effect. Currently, there is no capacity to accommodate collections activities including visits, image requests, loans, and shipments. While there is no current date set for when on-site collections activities will resume, we will update as soon as this changes.
The Division of Amphibians and Reptiles is accessible to qualified scientists and graduate students who wish to use the National Collection of Amphibians and Reptiles and the divisional library for research. The division does not offer tours to the general public.