Natural History Collection

The Natural History Collection reflects the long tradition of scientific studies and expedition collecting in the Cayman Islands. Some of the specimens on display have their roots in the 1930s’ original Ira Thompson Collection; others are new acquisitions and discoveries. The collection includes sea fossils discovered on land, aviary taxidermy, seashells, and everything in between. Work continues behind the scenes, where staff, scientists and volunteers are carrying out collection and research activities.