About this page

3D Museum

This web site aims to provide the pure enjoyment of looking at natural objects, mostly animal skeletons, in 3D. The new version released in October 2009 is especially re-designed for easier public access. We hope that it will trigger scientific interests among the visitors.

Brief History

  • 2003 Web site started as “Bones and Shells” display hosted by the University of Oregon and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
  • 2004 University of California, Davis became a new host.
  • 2006 Web site was reborn as 3DMuseum.org, with a new interface.
  • 2009 Complete redesign for public accessibility, dubbed 3DMuseum.org 2.0

Who We Are

PI & Web Site Designer


Page Contributors

  • Kelly Bice
  • Alec Boyd
  • Johnny Chau
  • Lauren Dolezal
  • Francis Finnan
  • Brett Harrison
  • Sanja Hinic-Frlog
  • Weihow Hsue
  • Kris Jett
  • Jensen Jones
  • Neil Kelley
  • Son Ly
  • Jeremy Martin
  • Ryosuke Motani
  • Tom Peryam
  • Kathryn Rose
  • Lars Schmitz
  • Ji-Yeon Shin
  • Bach Tien
  • Lisa Wagner
  • Josh Warburg
  • Becky Wieczorek
  • Yasemin Yikilmaz

Computer Support

  • Paul Waterstraat
  • Kate Hill
  • Janice Fong

Logistic Support

  • Everybody in the Geology Office of UC Davis

Host institution

Collections Used

  • Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, UC Davis
  • Private collection of Greg Retallack
  • Private collection of Tessa Hill
  • Condon Musuem, University of Oregon; under the supervision of Bill Orr
  • Private collection of Ryosuke Motani
  • Kansas University Vertebrate Palentology Collections
  • University of California Museum of Paleontology
  • Teaching collection, Geology, University of California, Davis

Funding Sources