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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.


Sign up for Summer Camp! Ages 8 - 12

Science Heroes - July 15-22

Plants and Pollinators - July 22-26

All camps are from 9 a.m -2 p.m. Please go to our Programs page for more information.

Click here to download a flyer


NEW! We have a new queen and living honey bee hive exhibit!


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/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!


The next Wildlife Tracking Workshop with professional tracker, Phil Johnston, is Saturday, July 6th.

Location TBA. All workshops begin at 9 a.m. and start at the NHM. Please call us to reserve your spot 826-4479. The last workshop was awesome!

Phil Johnston is an excellent teacher and his classes are a big hit. All animal signs from browsing, scratching, kills, tracks, scat, are observed and discussed during these all day field trips (9am - 4:30pm). Please meet at the HSU Natural History Museum as we need to take care of paperwork. We encourage car pooling.

Family: $50 (2 adults, 2 children)

Adult: $25

Members: $20 (receive a discount)

Seniors (62+) and HSU students: $15

For a positive experience, we limited classes to 20 people. If interested, come by or give us a call today at 826-4479 and we can sign you up with a credit card. Sorry all charges are non-refundable under most circumstances.

Click here to download a wildlife tracking flyer

See great videos at Phil's website: https://www.earthatfirstsight.com/



OUR STORE HAS NEW INVENTORY: Stop by and see some of our latest inventory including trilobites, allosaurus teeth, meteorites and more. We have unique gifts for young and old along with sun-sensitive paper, dinosaur masks, large geode bookends, 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 - Phil Johnston: "Wildlife Tracking: Becoming Literate in the Language of the Wild & Preserving an Ancient Skill" (last one for the season).

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.

We depend on community support. Monetary donations cab be given online, in person, over the phone (on a credit card), 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 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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