Natural Science Collection
The first collections of Grodekovo museum were mostly of natural science character: collections of bird carcasses, animals, insects, tree species and seeds of plants of the region. In the following years the collection only grew, was replenished with unique exhibits, and was systematized in several sections. The collection includes more than 20 thousand items.
Geological and paleontological collections.
Rare are two fragments of Sikhote - Alin meteorite (1947) and Khabarovsk meteorite (1996). In 1980-2000s the collection of ornamental ornamental stone specimens and mineral druze was considerably enlarged. Remains of mammoths and other large mammals of the Pleistocene epoch are represented. Unique are the complete skeleton of the Steller's sea cow, and the skeleton of the fin whale.
The collection has 821 items.
Collection of plants, mushrooms and their parts.
The museum has over seven thousand specimens of plants, mostly of the Far East. Of great interest to researchers is the collection gathered by the first botanist of the museum, N.A. Desulavi, in the south of the Far East, including the expeditions of the famous traveler and explorer V.K. Arseniev, who worked for 10 years as director of our museum. There are collections with notes and labels of professional botanists and florists: D.I. Litvinov, V.L. Komarov, E.N. Klobukova-Alisova, I.K. Shishkin, N.E. Kabanov.
The collection holds a unique edition (circulation of 50 copies) - "Herbarium of Russian Flora" (Herbarius Florae Rossicae, 1898 - 1928). It represents 56 folders with a set of 50 species placed on herbarium sheets of dried plants.
A collection of wood-destroying fungi collected and identified by the well-known Far Eastern forest pathologist L.V. Lyubarsky and his collaborators over 40 years of work was received from the Far Eastern Scientific Research Institute of Forestry (Khabarovsk). On the basis of these materials, he wrote the book "Tree-destroying fungi of the Far East" (1975).
It includes more than five thousand specimens of insects. The most numerous and valuable collection is the collection of clubworm moths (Lepidoptera, Diurna). Several expositions were created on their basis at different times. In 1995, in the hall devoted to the nature of the Khabarovsk Krai, a stationary exhibition "Butterflies of the World" (1512 specimens) was presented. Later there was a traveling exhibition "Daytime Butterflies of the World" (1234 copies), exhibited in Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Petropavlovsk - Kamchatka and other cities. In 2018 there was a presentation of the exhibition "Flying Flowers", which presented not only scaled butterflies and insects from the collection of Grodekovsky Museum, but also demonstrated works representing the image of the butterfly in the arts and crafts of China and the indigenous peoples of the Amur region. At the moment the exhibition in a mobile format is exhibited in the exhibition space of the Children's Museum.