The Museum is not officially open to the public, but individual appointments and arrangements for school tours and scholarly researchers can be made.
Located in Belle Chasse, just outside the official city limits of New Orleans, the Tulane Museum of Natural History is a private, non-profit research museum which houses extensive collections of amphibians, invertebrates, fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and fossils, most of which are or were native species to the region.
The original museum was an exhibit oriented facility established in 1885 and funded by a grant from university founder and benefactor Paul Tulane. Currently the museum is administered through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University.
Descriptions of the individual collections are as follows:
The Tulane Natural History Museum is not officially open to the public, but individual appointments for scholarly researchers and writers can be made, as well as arrangements for school tours of the facility. Call well enough ahead of time to ensure that a staff member will be on hand to greet you.