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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  

 

  IL

  Aurora

  Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park

  South Boulevard & Ray Moses Drive

  Aurora   IL  60505    

  Phone   630 898-7228

  Web Site  http://www.ci.aurora.il.us/ParksOperation/about2.html

  Description  life sized sculpture of mastodon at site where remains were found, restored

  Type of Resource   Nature

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Fossils

  New or Updated:   11/4/2004


Illinois
Chicago
Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Musuem
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago IL 60614
Phone 773 755-5100
Web Site http://www.chias.org/
Description butterfly habitat, extreme green house, water lab, wilderness walk, children's gallery
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Ecology
Collection A-F Butterflies
New or Updated: 05/12/2003

Illinois
Elmhurst
Lizzadro Museum Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill
Elmhurst IL 60126
Phone 708 833-1616
Web Site http://www.lizzadromuseum.org/
Description Oriental carvings, largely jade, gemstones, mineral
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Minerals
Collection G-M Gems
New or Updated: 06/03/2003

Illinois
Rockford
Burpee Museum of Natural History
813 N Main St
Rockford IL 61103
Phone 815 965-3132
Web Site www.burpee.org
Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History

Illinois
Urbana
Museum of Natural History, U of IL
Natural History Building
Green & Matthews
Urbana IL
Phone
Web Site http://www.spurlock.uiuc.edu/info/index.html
Description currently closed to the public - extensive research collections
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Biology

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Indiana
Jeffersonville
Falls of the Ohio State Park
201 West Riverside Drive
PO Box 1327
Jeffersonville IN 47131
Phone 812 280-9970
Web Site http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/
E-mail mailto:info@fallsoftheohio.org
Description first discovered fossil bed in North America
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History

Kansas
Emporia
Richard H Schmidt Museum of Natural History
Breukelman Science Hall
Emporia SU
Emporia KS
Phone
620 341-5311
Web Site
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Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History

 

  Kansas
Hays
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
3000 Sternberg Drive
Hays KS 67601
Phone 785 628-4206
Web Site www.fhsu.edu/sternberg
Description large fossil collection, dioramas, discovery room
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Paleontology

  KS
 
Lawrence
 
U KS Natural History Museum
 1
1th St & Jayhawk
 
Lawrence  KS  66044    
 
Phone  785 864-4450
 
Web Site  http://nhm.ukans.edu
 
Description
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Natural History
 
New or Updated:  10/11/2003

 

  Kansas
Lawrence
Biodiversity and Biological Collections
Natural History Museum
1345 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence KS 66045
Phone 785 864-4450
Web Site http://nhm.ku.edu/
Description museum holds fossils, naturalistic dioramas, research center internationally noted for biodiversity web server
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Biology
New or Updated: 03/20/2003
 

  KS

  Salina

  Rolling Hills  Wildlife Adventure

  625 N Hedville Road

  Salina KS   67401    

  Phone  785 827-9848

  Web Site http://www.rollinghillswildlife.com/

  Description  zoo with 300 individual animals in 85 species, museum with

  Type of Resource  Zoo

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  New or Updated:  6/29/2006

  KS
 
Salina
 
Lakewood Discovery Center
 
Lakewood Park
 
Salina  KS
 
Phone  785 826-7335
 
Web Site
 
Alt Web  http://www.salinakansas.org/attractions/attractindex.htm
 
Description  hands on learning stations with bird identification, insect life cycles,                         geology, more
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Natural History
 
New or Updated:  10/20/2003
 

  KS

  Wichita

  Great Plains Nature Center

  6232 East 29th Street N

  Wichita  KS    67220    

  Phone   316 683-5499

  Web Site  http://www.gpnc.org/

  Description  Flora, fauna, habitats of the Great Plains prairie, wildlife observatory in 286 acre park  with trails

  Type of Resource   Nature

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Kind of Activity   Trails

  Nature of Group or Site  Nature Center

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Aquarium

  New or Updated:    10/13/2005

 

 

  KY

  Cave City

  Dinosaur World

  711 Mammoth Cave Road

  Cave City           KY           42127    

  Phone   270 773-4345

  Web Site  http://www.dinoworld.net/kentucky.htm

  E-mail  mailto:Kentucky@dinoworld.net

  Description  museum, hands on fossil dig, playground, outdoor dinosaur statues

  Type of Resource   Tourist Attraction

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Dinosaurs

  New or Updated:             8/18/2005


Kentucky
Covington
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Rd
PO Box 67/Devou Park
Covington KY 41011
Phone 859 491-4003
Web Site http://www.cinbus.com/AandE/b&c.html
Alt Web http://www.volunteersolutions.org/uwgc/volunteer/agency/one_186350.html
Description northern Kentucky natural and cultural heritage
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
New or Updated: 06/02/2003

Kentucky
Marion
Clement Mineral Museum
205 N Walker St
PO Box 391
Marion KY 42064
Phone 270 965-4263
Web Site http://www.clementmineralmuseum.com/
E-mail mailto:becmus@apex.net
Description Collection of local fluorite crystals gathered locally over 80 years, folk art stone carvings, mining memorabilia
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Minerals
Industry /Profession Mining
New or Updated: 05/06/2003

 

    KY
 
Union
 
Big Bone Lick State Park
 
3380 Beaver Road
 
Union  KY   41091
 
Phone   859 384-3522
 
Web Site  http://parks.ky.gov/stateparks/bb/index.htm
 
Description  indoor museum & film, outdoor museum with Discovery Trail leading through diorama  showing prehistoric animals struggling in bog, nature viewing, live buffalo herd
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Natural History
 
Nature of Group or Site  Outdoor
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Paleontology
 
New or Updated:   6/2/2005

 

  LA

  Baton Rouge

  LSU Museum of Natural Science

  119 Foster Hall

  LSU

  Baton Rouge       LA           70803    

  Phone   225 578-2855

  Web Site  http://www.museum.lsu.edu/

  E-mail  mailto:museum@lsu.edu

  Description  state natural history museum on college campus

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  New or Updated:             7/24/2005

 

 

  LA

  Houma

  Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

  7910 Park Avenue

  Houma   LA  70364    

  Phone   985 580-7200

  Web Site  http://www.houmaterrebonne.org/waterlife.asp

  Description  life in and around the water in Bayou country

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  New or Updated:  1/1/2005


Louisiana
Kenner
Louisiana Wildlife Museum and Aquarium
303 Williams Blvd
Kenner LA 70062
Phone 504 468-7231
Web Site http://www.rivertownkenner.com/wildlife.html
Description native species in dioramas and aquarium
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Kind of Activity Living History
Field of Study/Science Facility Aquarium
New or Updated: 06/15/2003

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  Louisiana
Lafayette
Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
433 Jefferson Street
Lafayette LA 70501
Phone 337 291-5544
Web Site http://www.lnhm.org/
E-mail mailto:LNHMPA@LNHMP.org
Description collections of osteological materials, meteorites, local cultural materials & paintings
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Planetarium
New or Updated: 06/12/2003

  LA

  Marrero

  Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historic

  6588 Barataria Blvd

  LA Hwy 45

  Marrero                       LA           70130    

  Phone   504 689-7611

  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/jela/

  Description  part of Jean Lafitte park and preserve, visitor center with natural history exhibits in  20,000 acre swamp and march lands with 9 miles of boardwalks & trails & 20 miles of waterway

  Type of Resource   Nature

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Nature of Group or Site  Nature Reserve

  New or Updated:             9/23/2005
 

  LA

  Monroe

  Museum of Zoology U LA Monroe

  214 Hanna Hall

  U LA Monroe

  Monroe   LA           71209    

  Phone   318 342-3299

  Web Site  www.ulm.edu/~pezold/welcome.htm

  Description  Research collections of freshwater fish, reptiles, amphibian. 

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Zoology

  New or Updated:             9/26/2005

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Massachusetts
Amherst
Pratt Museum of Natural History
Amherst College
Amherst MA 01002
Phone
413 542-2165
Web Site
http://www.amherst.edu/~pratt/
Description preserved fishes, dry skeletal materials, herbarium, invertebrates, mammals
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Paleontology
New or Updated: 06/11/2003

  MA
 
Brewster
 
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
 
869 Route 6A
 
PO Box 1710
 
Brewster  MA  02631  
 
Phone  508 896-3867
 
Web Site  http://www.ccmnh.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@ccmnh.org
 
Description  coastal change, whales, marshview room, marine room, mounted birds
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Natural History
 
Collection N-Z  Taxidermy
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  07/13/2003
  Massachusetts
Ipswich
Greenwood Farm
Jeffrey's Neck Road
Ipswich MA
Phone
978 356-4351
Web Site http://www.thetrustees.org/greenwoodfarm.cfm
E-mail mailto:neregion@ttor.org
Description country homestead dating from 1640's on 200+ natural acres
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
New or Updated: 03/26/2003

  MA
 
Lenox
 
Pleasant Valley Trailside Museum
 
Pleasant Valley Nature Sanctuary
 
472 W Mountain Road
 
Lenox  MA  01240    
 
Phone  413 637-0320
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.berkshireweb.com/sports/comp/audubon.html
 
Description  nature museum in sanctuary
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Natural History
 
Nature of Group or Site  Nature Center
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  11/05/2003

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