Louisiana Museum of Natural History

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Louisiana Museum of Natural History
Established 1936
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States
Website www.lsu.edu/museum

The Louisiana Museum of Natural History is the state's museum of natural history located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. It houses the LSU Museum of Natural Science (the former Museum of Zoology, hence the collection code LSUMZ), the LSU Herbarium, the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum which contains approximately 1,200,000 specimens[1] of insects and related arthropods, and the Textile and Costume Museum.

One exhibit area is the Textile and Costume Museum, and the other is the Museum of Natural Science. The Natural Science branch also has mineralogy, petrology, and palynology collections, as well as the Louisiana Geological Survey data repositories.[2]

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  1. ^ "Louisiana State Arthropod Museum". Louisiana Museum of Natural History. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Mineralogy and Petrology Collections in the Department of Geology and Geophysics". Louisiana Museum of Natural History. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 

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