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  Natural History Pages:  AK-AZ, CA, CA-CO, CO-DE, FL-GA, GA-HI, IL-MA, MA-MI, MN-NJ, NM-OH, OK-SD, TXUT-WA, WI-ZZ  

 
California
Morro Bay
Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History
Morro Bay State Park Road
Morro Bay CA 93442
Phone 805 772-2694
Web Site  http://www.mbspmuseum.org/
E-mail  mailto:info@morrobaymuseum.org
Alt Web http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=594
Description sits on a hill overlooking Morro Bay Estuary, remodeling complete in 2002 with interactive exhibits
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Ecology
Owner/Operator: Central Coast Natural History Assoc & CA State Parks
New or Updated: 05/08/2003

California
Napa
Carolyn Parr Museum Natural History
3107 Browns Valley Rd
PO Box 4012
Napa CA 94558
Phone 707 255-6465
Web Site http://www.napanet.net/organizations/js/naturectr.html
E-mail mailto:skonakis1@aol.com
Description depicts animals of five local habitats, holds children's nature library
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Research /Reading Library
Owner/Operator: Napa Valley Naturalists

  CA
 
Pleasant Hill
 
Diablo Valley College Museum
 
Diablo Valley College
 
321 Golf Club Road
 
Pleasant Hill   CA  94523  
  Phone   925 685-1230
 
Web Site  http://www.dvc.edu/media/museum.htm
 
Description  Native American, indigenous wildlife, and ocean resources
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Natural History
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Planetarium
 
Group Identity   Native American
 
New or Updated:   1/14/2004

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Redding
Turtle Bay Museums and Arboretum on the River
PO Box 992360
Redding CA 96099
Phone 530 243-8850
Web Site http://www.turtlebay.org/new/home.html
Toll Free 800 887-8532
E-mail mailto:info@turtlebay.org?subject=Web%20Page%20Questions/Comments
Description Forest Camp, Art & History museum, Natural Science Museum, 220 acre arboretum with trails
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Arboretum

California
Ridgecrest
Maturango Museum
100 E Las Flores Avenue
Ridgecrest CA 93555
Phone 760 375-6900
Web Site http://www.maturango.org/
Description cultural & natural history & geology of Northern Mojave Desert - fossils, children's hands-on area
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Ecology

 

  California
Riverside
Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center
7621 Granite Hill Drive
Riverside CA 92509
Phone
909 685-5818
Web Site
www.the-jmcc.org/
Description
features programs in archaeology, geology, paleontology & earth sciences
Type of Resource
Museum
Primary Focus
Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility
Paleontology

California
Riverside
World Museum of Natural History
4700 Pierce Street
La Sierra University
Riverside CA 92505
Phone 909 785-2209
Web Site www.lossierra.edu/wmnh
Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History

 

  California
San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego CA  92101
Phone 619 232-3821
Web Site www.sdnhm.org/
Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History


California
San Francisco
California Academy of Sciences
55 Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA    94118
Phone  415 750-7145
Alt Phone 415 750-7154
Web Site  http://www.calacademy.org/
E-mail  info@calacademy.org
Description  natural history museum with aquarium and planetarium
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Aquarium

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  CA

  San Jose

  Youth Science Institute Alum Rock Park

  16260 Alum Rock Avenue

  San Jose  CA    95127    

  Phone  408 256-4322

  Web Site http://www.ysi-ca.org/AlumRock/AlumRock001.html

  Description  live animal exhibits featuring birds of prey, bird collection, geology trail

  Type of Resource  Science

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Nature of Group or Site  Nature Center

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Birds

  New or Updated:  2/24/2007


California
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara CA 93105
Phone 805 682-3224
Web Site www.sbnature.org/
Description Anthropology and biology of the area
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Biology
Group Identity Native American
  California
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz CA 95062
Phone 831 420-6115
Web Site www.webcom.com/~vmc/SCM
Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Nature of Group or Site Municipal
Group Identity Native American

California
Saratoga
Youth Science Institute Sanborn Nature Center
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga CA 95070
Phone 408 867-6940
Web Site http://www.ysi-ca.org/Sanborn/SBHome.html
Description one of three YSI sites, Nature center is located in Sanborn Park - insects, live animals, garden
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Nature History
Nature of Group or Site Nature Center
Field of Study/Science Facility Insects
New or Updated: 06/08/2003
  California
Stockton
World Wildlife Museum
1245 West Weber Ave
Stockton CA 95203
Phone 209 465-2834
Web Site BROKEN http://www.worldwildlifemuseum.org/
Description 2000 mounted specimens in natural settings
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Zoology
Collection N-Z Taxidermy
New or Updated: 06/14/2003
 

  CA

  Three Rivers

  Ash Mountain Visitors Center

  Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP

  Three Rivers  CA   91362    

  Phone 559 565-3135

  Web Site http://www.sequoia.national-park.com/sights.htm - ash

  Alt Web http://www.sequoiahistory.org/index.htm

  Description  headquarters for 2 parks, focus on Sierra foothills ecosystem, Crystal

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  Type of Resource  Nature

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  New or Updated:  6/6/2006

  CA
 
Walnut Creek
 
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
 
1931 1st Avenue
 
Walnut Creek  CA  94596    
 
Phone  925 935-1978
 
Web Site  www.wildlife-museum.org
 
Description  learning to live with nature, 50 species of live wildlife in wildlife                         rehabilitation facility
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Natural History
 
Nature of Group or Site  Animals
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Wildlife
 
New or Updated:  09/26/2003

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  California
Yosemite National Park
Le Conte Memorial Lodge
9002 Southside Drive
Yosemite National Park CA 95389
Phone 209 372-4542
Web Site www.sierraclub.org/education/leconte
Description built to honor geologist, now houses conservation education materials and programs
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Ecology
Research /Reading Library
Era 1903

California
Yucca Valley
Hi-Desert Nature Museum
57116 Twenty-Nine Palms Highway
Yucca Valley CA
Phone 619 369-7212
Web Site http://www.yucca-valley.org/services/museum.html
Description natural history diorama, kids corner, mini zoo of small desert animals, rock and mineral collection
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Owner/Operator: Town of Yucca Valley
New or Updated: 10/13/2002

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  CO

  Boulder

  Geological Society of America

  3300 Penrose Place

  PO Box 9140

  Boulder  CO    80301    

  Phone   303 447-2020  Web Site  http://www.geosociety.org

  Description  professional association for geologists of all stripes

  Type of Resource   Science

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Geology

  New or Updated:      3/26/2005



  CO

  Boulder

  U CO Museum of Natural History

  Henderson Building, 15th & Broadway

  UCB  218

  Boulder   CO     80309 
  Phone   303 492-6892       Web Site  http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/

  Description  collections in geology, anthropology and paleontology, children's Discovery Corner,  butterflies

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Anthropology

  New or Updated:    3/24/2005

 

  CO

  Colorado Springs

  May Natural History Museum & Museum of Space Explo

  710 Rock Creek Canyon Road

  Colorado Springs  CO        80926    

  Phone   719 576-0450

  Web Site  http://www.maymuseum-camp-rvpark.com/museum_center.htm

  Toll Free  800 666-3841

  Alt Web  http://www.pikes-peak.com/NaturalHistory/

  Description  tropical invertebrates including insects, butterflies and bats, space museum is mostly  NASA photos and films, plus aircraft and space vehicle models

  Type of Resource   Science

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Insects

  Collection A-F Butterflies

  New or Updated:             4/29/2005

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