Scientific Illustration Resources
Aquariums, Botanical Gardens, Bird Observatories, Butterfly Gardens, Natural History Museums, Wildlife Centers, Science Publications, Universities' Biology Departments, and Zoos
What to do with this list:
- Find places in your locale and go draw!
- Need a live or preserved specimen to develop a painting from? Or are you looking for a specialized library or book store on a particular science subject?
These are great places to check.
- Choose places to which to obtain membership, which may allow for before- and after-hours drawing at the institution, announcements of special events and opportunities, and meeting people employed at the organization.
- Mail samples of your artwork to the art director or department director. (No guarantee is made to the accuracy of the information contained on these web pages, so please double-check addresses.)
Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, Japanese Gardens, and Conservatories
Bird Observatories and Places to Bird Watch
Natural History Museums
Nature and Wildlife Centers
Universities' Biology Departments