As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our websites and social media.
The Division of Fishes serves the global research and fisheries management community by providing access to the National Fish Collection via site visits, material loans and digital access to our collection records. Each form of collection access has specific usage guidelines and requirements that ensure the continued integrity of the collection for future generations.
Prior to contacting Division of Fishes staff to access the collection, we ask potential users to review the information page relevant to your usage request.