We welcome your interest in our department, and invite you to stop by when you are in the area.
What to see
The Department of Biology welcomes tours by school groups and other visitors.
- The Biology Building boasts an extensive display of bird paintings by the Indiana artist William Zimmerman, on loan from the collection of Richard and Ruth Johnson, located in the central hallway leading to the atrium on the first floor. You may also wish to browse the nearby exhibit cases housing a diverse collection of zoological specimens.
- In the Biology Building atrium, visitors can view the painting entitled "Phases of Biology" which Indiana artist Rudy Pozzatti created specifically for the Department of Biology. An artist's proof, "Homage to Vesalius," also by Pozzatti, can be seen in the atrium as well.
- The first-floor conservatories of the Biology Greenhouse are open to the public. Groups of visitors are asked to arrange visits in advance. To learn more about group tours, go to the Biology Greenhouse visitor information page or call 812-855-7717.
- Teachers interested in bringing school groups to the department should contact one of our outreach coordinators.
The Department of Biology offers the Biology Summer Institute, a five-day program designed for secondary science teachers to learn about ongoing research in the IU biology department and to work with us to design activities that can be used in your classrooms.