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San Diego Natural History Museum
The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to a group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874. Today the Museum strives to help visitors interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits. Active research in scientific field work and systematics has been ongoing since the Societies inception, and current fields of interest include Entomology, Botany, Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, and Birds and Mammals. The Museum offers an online specimen database, as well as information on publications, collections care and conservation, symposia and workshops and bi-national expeditions. There are a number of changing exhibits at the facility, and one can bring nature into your classroom, art studio, and home by becoming a member of the Museum's Loan Program. The program has over 1100 specimens that represent biologic and geologic diversity throughout the world. The Museums program Proyecto Bio-regional de Educación Ambiental, or PROBEA, designs innovative environmental education curricula to train educators, and engage teachers, students and others in projects to benefit their local environment.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Non-profit
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
    • Paleontology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
copyright 2005 San Diego Natural History Museum
DLESE Catalog ID: IEN-000-000-000-041
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: San Diego Natural History Museum