Welcome to the Hefner Museum of Natural History

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Spring Semester 2018 Saturday hours follow! We look forward to your visit!

Saturdays: March 10th  10am-2pm
                 March 24th  12pm-4pm (end of spring break)
                 April   7th    10am-2pm
                 April   21st   10am-2pm
                 May    5th    10am-2pm

Hours during Spring Break: March 19-23  9am-4pm

More than 60 years ago, Robert A. Hefner, Chair of the Department of Zoology at Miami University, established a museum to display the department's many specimens and artifacts. Before long, the museum became an integral part of many college courses, a favorite field trip for area school children, and an inviting destination for Oxford families. Today, it is a local fixture, having served generations of Miami students, faculty, and area residents. And while it houses more than 53,000 specimens, the Hefner Museum of Natural History is far more than the sum of its collections. It is an archive of experiences, a repository of memories, a keeper of stories.

Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History

The Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History uses exhibits, collections and specimens, and interactive programs to teach visitors of all ages about animal biodiversity, conservation, and ecology.