Specimen Identifications

Find something outside, or in your mother’s attic, and can’t be sure what it is? There’s no guarantee we will know either, but if you have an object or specimen from nature we’ll give it a try! No live vertebrate animals. Also note that human-created artifacts are much more difficult for us to identify and usually impossible to authenticate. We cannot and will not appraise objects or specimens or give any estimate of dollar value.


To begin the specimen identification process, contact Armand Morgan at armand.morgan@yale.edu or 203-432-3297. Be prepared to submit one or more good quality, close-up digital photos before being invited to bring your specimen(s) to the Museum.