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- Royal Ontario Museum: Contains collections in earth and life sciences, decorative arts, archaeology, dinosaurs and artifacts. Includes details of exhibitions and galleries, hours, admission fees and directions. Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Amber Museum and Gallery: Nida, Lithuania: exhibits Baltic amber.
- American Museum of Natural History, New York: Institution for scientific research and education, with collections of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts.
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (DesertUSA): Natural history museum near Tucson, Arizona.
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Official site): Natural history and stewardship of the Sonoran Desert region. Houses a zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden in one place.
- Bedford Museum: Features geology, archaeology, natural and social history of the region. Includes virtual exhibitions, details of exhibitions and events, educational programs, hours, fees and directions. Located in the United Kingdom.
- Bishop Museum: The State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Honolulu, Hawai`i
- Cable Natural History Museum: Cable, Wisconsin. Natural History of the North Woods region. Museum information, seasonal observation form, Forest Lab Intern Program.
- Canadian Museum of Nature: National natural history collections, scientific research in biodiversity, rare elements, and paleobiology, exhibits and educational activities.
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Features exhibits on insects, mammals, botany, dinosaurs and fossils, gems, minerals, geology and several areas of anthropology. Includes hours, admission fees and contact details. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Cyprus Museum of Natural History: Museum collection includes the flora, fauna and geology of Cyprus with over 2500 exhibits.
- Dallas Museum of Natural History: A collections-based, research-driven public natural history museum. Site includes details about membership, exhibits, merchandise, schedules, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities.
- Darwin Museum of Natural History: Learn many interesting about biodiversity and the stages of nature cognition. Exhibition views, excursions and 3D-surround video of galleries. Located in Moscow, Russia. [Russian and English]
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science: Natural and cultural history exhibits and collections. Also houses an IMAX theatre and the Gates Planetarium. Formerly the Denver Museum of Natural History.
- Explore Your World: Anniston Museum of Natural History: Guide to exhibits, schedule of events, overview of educational programs, membership information, and museum history. Anniston, Alabama.
- Finnish Museum of Natural History: An independent research institution functioning under the University of Helsinki. Collections include botanical, zoological, geological and paleontological specimens from all over the world. Exhibitions, research and collections, publications, and contact information.
- Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville: Zoology and vertebrate paleontology.
- Folkestone Museum: Natural history museum with wide range of displays including archeological, geological and zoological material.
- Frank H. McClung Museum: Museum of history and natural history located on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- George C. Page Museum: Located at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, one of the world's most famous fossil localities, site of an unusually diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals. Visitors learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago.
- Harvard Museum of Natural History: The public museum of three institutions at Harvard University: the Botanical Museum, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.
- Hooper Virtual Natural History Museum: Carleton University's natural sciences exhibits that emphasize areas currently being studied by students and research faculty, including fossils, climate change, and invertebrates. Includes map of displays.
- Humboldt University of Berlin: Features collections of skeletons and fossils of dinosaurs, including a Brachiosaurus and an Archaeopteryx, primates, ungulates, native birds and mammals, minerals and meteorites. Includes calendar, admission fees, hours and directions. [German and English]
- Illinois State Museum: Exhibits: Take an Online Tour of our physical exhibits at ISM - Springfield .
- Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum: Features full size mounts in dioramas, as well as Turtle Mountain history, and offers educational programs. Includes hours, admission rate, and directions to location in Boissevain, Manitoba.
- Latvian Museum Of Natural History: Oldest multidisciplinary museum of natural sciences in the Baltic. Includes photo archives and directions. Located in Riga. [Latvian and English].
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science: Provides education materials, threatened and endangered species searches, coloring books for children and online exhibits.
- Museu Dom Bosco: Collection and location information for the archaeological, mineralogical, and zoological remains of the Bororo, Xavante and Carajá tribes of Brazil. In Portuguese and English.
- Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley: Permanent collection presents a historical record of mammals and amphibians, with information about their ecology, evolution and geographic distribution. Also has tissue samples for use in molecular studies of evolution, field notes, topographic maps, photographs of specimens and their habitats, original drawings of specimens, and a collection of natural sounds (primarily bird vocalizations) on tape.
- Museum of World Treasures: Established to foster education and understanding of the creativity, arts, religion and culture from the ancients to the present. Includes details of exhibits, gift shop, hours and admission fees, location, and contact information.
- Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle: France's National Museum of Natural History, in Paris. Web site is mainly in French, but some information is also in English. (Be sure to click on the giraffe on the home page)
- National Museum of Natural History, Leiden: Founded in 1820, the museum's collection spans almost two centuries and includes animal specimens, stones, minerals and fossils.
- Natural History Museum in Santa Maria, California: Features displays of birds and animals from woodlands, the Pacific flyway, coastal sea life, bat barn and fossils. Includes membership details, events, photos, newsletter, teachers' corner, volunteer information, and hours.
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California: Third largest natural science & cultural history museum in the US, with more than 35 million artifacts and specimens. Animal dioramas, dinosaur and fossil halls, gem and mineral displays, a hands-on Discovery Center and an Insect Zoo.
- Natural History Museum of Maastricht: One of Belgium's largest natural history museums, with extensive collections in the geology, palaeontology and flora and fauna of southern Limburg and contiguous areas.
- Natural History Museum of Montenegro: Features a history of the facility, details of collections, and projects. [English and Slavic]
- Natural History Museum of Vienna: Includes large photo gallery of exhibits.
- Natural history museum: Features botanical, geographical, geological, mineralogical and zoological collections. Includes hours, library, pedagogic and lending services, and directions. Located in Fribourg, Switzerland. [French, Italian, German and English].
- Nature's Powerhouse Museum: Environmental Interpretive Centre located, in Cooktown Botanic Gardens, with displays of paintings by Vera Scarth-Johnson, wildlife exhibitions, Hyperreality Images and a cafe. Queensland, Australia.
- North American Museum of Ancient Life: Museum in Lehi, Utah that specializes in dinosaurs and ancient life.
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: The Southeast's newest and largest natural history museum features live animals, dinosaurs, whales, walk-through dioramas, science education and research. Online tour and activities.
- Oakland Museum of California: Presenting the natural science, history and art of the Golden State.
- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is located in Portland, Oregon.
- Pearls: Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History. Weaves science, art, literature, history, andjewelry into the story of pearl-forming mollusks.
- Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences: Site has educational information and links related to biodiversity and natural history, particularly of the American Midwest.
- Pioneer Trails Regional Museum - Bowman, North Dakota: The PTRM's paleontology department is renowned for its discovery of the High Dinosaur, the dinosaur closest to extinction. The PTRM conducts field tours where you can dig for dinosaurs and other fossils in the badlands with our expert paleontologists.
- Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History: Offers a variety of exhibitions, programs and special events all designed to encourage an increased awareness and appreciation of the natural world. Includes events and exhibits calendar, hours and admission rates, employment and volunteer opportunities, directions. Located in Jamestown, New York.
- San Diego Natural History Museum: Explores the biodiversity and evolutionary history of Southern California and Baja California with research, education, exhibits, and community involvement.
- Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of Natural History: Virtual tour. See and read about dinosaurs, early life, and fossil mammals.
- Smithsonian Institution Natural History Web: Extensive information on public exhibits and research collections at the museum in Washington, DC.
- Sternberg Museum of Natural History: Exhibit, admission, and membership information for the Fort Hays State University collection. Hays, Kansas.
- Swedish Museum of Natural History: Situated in Stockholm, the museum offers public exhibitions, a research department covering biological and geological sciences, extensive collections, and an Omnimax theater and planetarium.
- The Cleveland Museum of Natural History: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
- The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago: Founded in 1893, one of the world's great natural history museums, with a world-renowned scientific staff and collections of more than 20 million specimens and cultural objects. Extensive web site on topics in biology, paleontology, anthropology, and history.
- The Genomic Revolution: An overview of the genomics exhibition presented at the American Museum of Natural History.
- The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow: Collection and web images include rocks and minerals, zoological specimens, human anatomical collection, coins and medals.
- The Manchester Museum: International collection of natural history artifacts. Newly opened aquarium and vivarium. Site of first international Mummy Tissue Bank.
- The Museum of 10,000 Wonderful Things: Collection features anthropology, botany, zoology and other areas of natural history. Includes details of exhibits and contact information. Located in London, England.
- The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks: Offers upcoming events and information about the board and design team. Education, museum's history and membership with press releases.
- The Natural History Museum, London, England: Extensive resources for researchers and visitors. Topics on web site include Systematics and Evolution; Faunas and Floras; Biomedical Sciences; Environmental Quality; Earth Materials, History and Processes; and Ecological Patterns and Processes.
- The Vermont Whale: University of Vermont exhibit of the bones of a marine whale in the fields of rural Vermont
- University of Colorado Museum: Five exhibition halls feature collections representing the disciplines of anthropology, botany, entomology, geology and zoology. Includes special events, educational programs, guided tours, hours, free admission and directions. Located in Boulder.
- University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Museum collections and web resources related to biodiversity, insects, fishes, mollusks, mammals, birds, and reptiles/amphibians.
- University of Oregon Museum of Natural History: The museum links public programs and exhibits with strong archaeological and ethnographic collections and research on the archaeology of Oregon. Includes details about exhibits, schedules, research, tours and trips, membership, and educational programs.
- Voyage of the Endeavour: Natural history exhibit at the Natural History Museum in London.
- Worldwide Museum of Natural History: Online gallery of fossils, butterflies, plant life, gems and minerals, meteorites. Gift shop sells educational materials and museum-quality fossil reproductions.
- Yale University Peabody Museum: Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Connecticut. Best known for its collection of dinosaurs.
- Youth Science Institute: Three nature centers in California's Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) are dedicated to educating in science through experiential learning with classes for schools groups and individuals and exhibits featuring native animals, geology, dinosaurs, birds, insects, and a variety of natural science topics.
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