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Museum of Natural History

Amphibians & Reptiles:

Featuring systematic displays of crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, lizards, and snakes.


Displays of birds from most areas of the world. The Southeast Asian Bird display is the largest of its kind in the U.S.


Systematic displays of unique mammals of the world, including displays of primates and carnivores.

Mineral Spheres:

Displayed are selected specimens from one of the largest collections of spheres.

Gems and Minerals:

The Mineral displays are regularly changed and updated. Displays typically include the following: minerals of California, meteorites and tektites, fluorescent minerals, along with a display of especially showy minerals.


More than 100 species of trees have been naturalized to the campus which is officially recognized as an arboretum.

Petrified Wood:

Study collections of petrified wood, especially from the western United States.

Collection Highlights

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