Scientific Objects and Instruments
Blaschka Glass Marine Invertebrate Models
The Museum preserves scientific instruments acquired from the 1880’s to the early 20th century, including microscopes, custom-made laboratory
and field apparatus, laboratory models, wall charts, and other items
used for biological instruction and research. A brief history of
biological science can be viewed through this collection.
Cataloged within the Scientific Objects Collection, is a remarkable set of glass marine invertebrate models that were created in the 1800's by a father and son with the last name of Blashka. One model of Aulosphaera elegantissima
Haeckel is pictured at right. Click here
to read about the history of the models, their construction and our future conservation plans.