Museum Artifacts and Specimens
Artifacts and specimens in the collections are divided into six disciplines, some of which include sub-disciplines and areas of concentration. The museum's scope of collecting includes type specimens and objects collected or related to lands, people or events within the park boundaries. Items were collected in conjunction with archeological excavations, permitted scientific studies, voucher acquisitions, through transfer and by donation. Object and specimen retention is based on resource protection, education, research and interpretation values.
Did You Know?
Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...