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Humboldt State University Natural History Museum

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Address: 1315 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5820
Phone Number: (707) 826-4479
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Natural history museum known for its fine collection of fossils and its...

Natural history museum known for its fine collection of fossils and its special programs tailored for kids.

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A delightful Surprise

This is a small museum that is a delightful surprise, nicely done. Lots of things for children and adults. A good overview of the life of the Redwood, and history of the local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is a small museum that is a delightful surprise, nicely done. Lots of things for children and adults. A good overview of the life of the Redwood, and history of the local area. Prehistoric fossils were quite good, as well as interactive displays for adults and children alike. Great little museum for kids. Worth a visit for children and... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This museum displays the area's flora and fauna. Also, has a good display of fossils from pre-historic periods. They were just preparing a display of bird eggs which was really interesting. Check the huge whale skull. There is a small indoor playground area for little kids. They maintain a store with good wildlife book selection. Great place to learn about... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Lots to see here till take you about 45 minutes to get through if you take your time. Great place take your time and do some reading on the displays nice bit of history found through out.

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Arcata, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This natural history museum located across from the Wildberries Market is worth a visit, especially for the kids. It gives a very good introduction/overview to the natural history of the redwood coast. It is small, but packs in quite a few exhibits and hands on activities for the kids. I visit it a couple of times of year with my... More 

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Monterey Park, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

its a beautiful campus. my granddaughter attends the school. the entire trip was awesome. what a great experience.its a must see on your trip. loved it. the young adults were all very friendly. it reminded me of my 60's days. Go Jacks!!!!!!!!

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We take our kids here a few times a year. They love it! They offer a lot to learn from local natural history to ecology.

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Dinsmore, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Watching 2 children, ages 2-1/2 & 5, we were all mesmerized for over 2 hours! There are so many interactive displays for young children that are truly interesting, I was amazed. It has been many years since I have been to this petite museum, and it has really blossomed with intriguing educational exhibits. I would say it is especially engaging... More 

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Arcata, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The NHM is a relatively small museum with some nice displays and a modest set of books and other items for sale. Its not a bad place to visit for a 1/2 hour or so. The university had to close the NHM due to the CSU's everlasting budget problems, but funds were found to re-open the facility.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is a small place but the kids enjoyed it. Very cheap to go only cost us $7 for 4 of us to get in. The exhibits they have on display are pretty cool. Over all a good place to take younger children.

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arcata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

It was interesting before, but can't wait to get up there to see the new additions.. Love to pet feel the fish.

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