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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
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Established 1988
Dissolved 2016
Location Storrs, Connecticut, United States

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History was located in Storrs, Connecticut as part of the University of Connecticut.

The small museum contained a variety of scientific and archaeological collections about the cultural history of southern New England. The natural history collections contained "hundreds of thousands of specimens of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates, fossils, plants, fish and parasites." Since 2004, it housed the Connecticut Archaeology Center, which contained the "largest repository of Connecticut Native American, colonial and industrial artifacts in existence."

In August 2016, the University closed the museum to turn it into administrative office space. Although the museum still exists as a legal entity, it no longer has any physical location or exhibit space.

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