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Come visit the HSU Natural History Museum at 1242 G Street, Arcata!

Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm.

Admission costs $15 family (2 adults and 4 kids) $6 adults, $3 seniors, students, and kids 3 years old and above. Toddlers are free. Our gift store is a fun place to explore and it is free.


The museum has a NEW LITTLE LIBRARY donated by Philip and Manette Gerstle in remembrance of Ken Aalto, a retired HSU geology professor!

Look inside and you will uncover a wide array of books for all ages. Feel free to take a book and put one in its place.


OUR HONEYBEES ARE BACK! Our living bees are on display!


Wildlife tracking Workshops with Phil Johnston are finished for the season. Please check back with us next year.

 


Thanks go out to all of the business that supported this event as well as to all of the people who were in attendance and to those that have supported and continue to support the museum over three decades!

Celebrating 30, Looking to 40!

CHECK OUT OUR FUN PHOTOS (click on the link below)

https://www.humlook.com/2019--PEOPLE-CELEBRATIONS/April-21-to-April-27/HSU-Natural-History-Museum-30th-Anniversary-04272019-Matt/


TOMO JAPANESE RESTAURANT, HOLLY YASHI, MINOR THEATRE, S & S CREATIONS, MOONRISE HERSB, LIBATIONS, HUMBOLDT ROLLER DERBY, SEA GRILL, and SEQUOIA PARK ZOO

RAMONE'S BAKERY, MURPHY'S MARKET, SMART FOOD SERVICE, MIA BELLA CUPCAKES, REDWOOD CAPITAL BANK, and WILDBERRIES

THANK YOU!



CHECK OUT OUR UNIQUE STORE: Stop by and see some of our latest inventory including trilobites, new fish fossils, meteorites and more. We have unique gifts for young and old along with sun-sensitive paper, dinosaur masks, hand-made fish pins, minerals, science kits, identification guides, replicas, science kits, stuffed animals, and more!

Looking through our shop is always free.

 

NEW! - You can now become a member or renew your museum membership online. Click here

Natural History Museum Memberships: At the family level or above ($60) you automatically join the ASTC Passport Program and can get in free to hundreds of other museums and science centers around the country. Please go to the memberships link for more information.


Spring Speaker Series:

Thursday, Feb. 7th - "Sequoia Park Zoo: How a Little Zoo Can Make a Big Difference" Presented by Gretchen Zeigler

Thursday, March 7th - "Marine Protected Areas Along the Northern California Coast" presented by Dr. Sean Craig.

Thursday, April 18th - "Science, Learning, and Museums" presented by Dr. Jeffrey White, director emeritus

Friday, May 3rd - "Marine Mammals Ashore and at Sea" presented by Dr. Dawn Goley

Friday, June 7th - "Wildlife Tracking: Becoming Literate in the Language of the Wild & Preserving an Ancient Skill presented by Phil Johnston.

Lectures will return Fall 2019.

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and are held in our portable Learning Laboratory behind the main building.

Donations are appreciated.


 

WISH LIST: We depend on community support. Your financial and item contributions sustain the HSU Natural History Museum for our community. We are a non-profit organization.

  • Portable sink for our classroom.
  • Donated carpentry skills for improving exhibits
  • Bathroom wall cabinet (24"x32 or 36")
  • Custom sign for the south facing museum wall
  • 2" self-standing non-illuminated magnifier
  • lockable 4-drawer filing cabinet
  • rolling wooden stands or custom made wooden stands for heavy specimens (rolling either 12x12" or 12x16")
  • Office supplies such as ink cartridges, laminate, sharpies, foam core, sturdy velcro, and much more!

We depend on community support. Monetary donations can be mailed to 1242 G. St., Arcata, CA 95521

Click here to make an online donation

Please call the front desk for more information!

Financial contributions are tax deductible and always appreciated!

 



SRL The mission of the museum, through its collections, exhibits, and programs, is to inspire an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world. By exploring the museum, we hope visitors are inspired to get out and explore other magical places in northwest California. We also hope to provide a learning laboratory for Humboldt State University students. Please take a tour and send any suggestions to the webmaster.

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