The collections and library are available to researchers and students. Appointments to visit should be made in advance by contacting the curators or curatorial associate. Requests should include a brief summary of the work to be done and the length of the visit. Students should include an introduction from their advisor. The collections are open to visitors Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, unless special arrangements are made. The facilities are closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If you need housing accommodations there are a number of local hotels that may be available.
Please send copies (hard copy or electronic pdf) of any publications that result, in whole or part, from any studies that include AMNH specimens to the curatorial associate.
There is an annual competition for a limited number of collection study grants for graduate students interested in examining specimens in the AMNH Department of Ichthyology collection.