Natural History Museum

home linkprograms imageexhibitsevents imageeducators imageoutside imagevisit imagevolunteers imageinternships imageworkstudy imagemembership image


Museum Logo

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

Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm.

You can now donate directly to us online. Just click here!


WILDLIFE TRACKING WORKSHOP with skilled professional tracker Phil Johnston. Saturday, June 3rd, from 9am - 4:30pm! Please pre-register or come to the Natural History Museum by 9:00am on Sat. Location TBA

These workshops are one of a kind and PHIL is a true expert. He will share is knowledge with you and show you things you never thought could be interpeted by animal signs.

Call or come in now as space is limited!

$25 regular admission, discounts apply for members, seniors, and HSU students.

For more information, please see the workshop flier below.

To sign up, please call us or mail in the online reservation form found below.

These workshops are co-sponsored by the Sequoia Park Zoo. Locations will vary depending on the weather. You can call now to reserve your space (707) 826-4479.

For all participants, please bring good walking shoes, food, water, and perhaps some rain gear depending on the weather. We encourage carpooling.


CLICK HERE for the updated Tracking Workshop flier (coming soon):

CLICK HERE to download a mail-in registration form:



Thanks to everyone who supported

Earth and Space Discovery Day!




Our store is always open for unique, fun, and educational items. It's free!


We have rocks, magnets, figurines, fossils, exploratory kits, stuffed animals, experiments, microscopes, rock tumblers, and lots of indentification guides and books for all ages.


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.

  • A new desktop computer (windows compatible)
  • Bathroom wall cabinet (24"x32 or 36")
  • Custom sign for the south facing museum wall
  • Folding tables and chairs for our new classroom
  • Office desk
  • 2" self-standing non-illuminated magnifier
  • Apple vga adapter for projector
  • 12 volt battery for our Dewalt drill (model DW9072)
  • New cash register
  • 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!

Cash donations can be received in person, on the phone, online or 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 are always appreciated!


We hope to have school programs available Spring 2017 in our new Learning Laboratory (portable classroom). For more information on what we offer, please go to our programs link.


Our beehive is currently closed. Please check back periodically.

Can you spot the queen in this picture?


Thank you Dayna for painting our nautilus sign!


Link to past Discovery Day Flyer


We have new store items!

Looking through our store is always free.

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.