A scientist mounting a herbarium specimen.

What in the World is a Herbarium?

Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Explore the Work of NYBG Scientists

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. This special exhibition in Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden’s botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.

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What in the World is a Herbarium was made possible in part by the
Institute of Museum and Library Services [MA-10-15-0133-15]

Inside the Steere Herbarium