The mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNH) Bioscience Collection is to provide collections of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, insects and mollusks that represent the natural history of New Mexico and southwestern North America (United States and Mexico), and to serve as a safe repository for in-house research specimens. These collections are used for education, research, and exhibits. We also have an extensive photographic slide collection of New Mexico plants and birds. The staff consists of one curator, a collection manager, and seven dedicated volunteers.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMNHS) Geoscience wing of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science conducts research geology and paleontology and maintains the Museum’s extensive fossil and mineralogical collections.
(Information pulled directly from their website.)