We welcome your interest in our department and invite you to stop by when you're 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 paintings of birds 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.
- In the Biology Building atrium, visitors can browse the nearby exhibit cases housing a diverse collection of zoological specimens. Visitors can also see two works by Indiana artist Rudy Pozzatti—a painting entitled "Phases of Biology" and an artist's proof, "Homage to Vesalius."
- The first floor conservatories of the Biology Greenhouse are open to the public. Groups of visitors are asked to arrange visits in advance.
- Teachers interested in bringing school groups to the department should contact one of our outreach coordinators.
Indiana University offers several summer science camps for middle school and high school students, including:
- IU's three Jim Holland Summer Science Programs for underrepresented students from Indiana's high schools
- Indiana Junior Academy of Science
Graduating high school students may also be interested in the IU Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior's Research Experience for Undergraduates in Animal Behavior.