Biorepository: Chicago Academy of Sciences

Institution Information

Index Herbariorum Record: 
No
InstitutionCode: 
CHAS
Status of Institution: 
Active
Additional Institution Names: 
(empty)
Description of Institution: 

Rooted in Chicago, Illinois, the Chicago Academy of Sciences was founded in 1857 and was the first science museum in Chicago. Through its most recent venue -- the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park -- the Academy connects its community to local environments and inspires life-long relationships with urban nature.
The museum collections and archives contain natural history collections in the disciplines of botany, entomology, geology, herpetology, malacology, mammalogy, oology, ornithology, and paleontology, as well as cultural collections, audiovisual collections, and archives. These materials range from the 1830s to the present and are predominantly from North America with a focus in the Midwest/Western Great Lakes region.

Institutional Discipline: 
Biological Sciences: Ecology, Biological Sciences: Zoology
Institutional Governance: 
Private, non-profit: General
Institution Type: 
Museum
Cool URI: 
http://grbio.org/cool/v1fg-sphq

Institutional Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Mailing Address 2: 
2430 North Cannon Drive
City/Town: 
Chicago
State/Province: 
Illinois
Postal/Zip Code: 
60614
Country: 
USA

Collections

Institution Collections

Project Collections

(Empty)

Institutional Contact Information

Primary Contact: 

Dawn Roberts

Staff Member Information

Job Title: 
Director of Collections
Area of Responsibility: 
Museum collections and archives
Research Discipline: 
Research Specialty: 
Museology, collections care, use and accessibility of collections

Staff Member Affiliations

Name of Primary Institution: 
Chicago Academy of Sciences (Primary Contact)
Additional Affiliations: 
  • CA
  • CACS<IH>
  • CASM

Staff Member's Contact Information

Phone Number: 
+1 773 755 5125
Address 1: 
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Address 2: 
2430 North Cannon Drive
City/Town: 
CHICAGO
State/Province: 
Illinois
Postal/Zip Code: 
60614
Country: 
USA
  • Created: 31 January 2014 - 10:35am EST
  • Updated: 29 June 2017 - 4:58pm EDT
  • Created: 21 May 2013 - 3:32pm EDT
  • Updated: 29 June 2017 - 4:58pm EDT
Admin