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Research at the Alf Museum

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The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology acts as a center for paleontological education and research by maintaining and continually expanding its outstanding collection of specimens, presently numbering over 80,000. The fossil collections consist of 57,000 vertebrate, 16,000 invertebrate, 2,000 plant, and 1000 trackway & footprint specimens, as well as many other miscellaneous specimens. The museum's fossil trackway collection is widely recognized as one of the largest and most diverse in the nation. The museum's collections serve as the focal point of research and the source for exhibit and teaching specimens employed in education and public outreach. The fossil collections are available for study to qualified investigators through loan or by visiting the museum. The museum employs a computer database management system where the collections are organized stratigraphically.

For more information on our research program, follow the links in the menu bar above, or those below:

Don Lofgren, Ph.D.
Andrew A. Farke, Ph.D.
Student Research
Field Projects


Upcoming Events

National Fossil Day

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1 pm - 4 pm
The Alf Museum is celebrating National Fossil Day with a variety of activities and half off admission for visitors (4 & under are always free)!

Peccary Dinner

Friday, October 23, 2015
Museum closed for 23rd Annual Peccary Dinner



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Alf Museum
Phone: 909.624.2798