College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources & College of Science
announce the opening of the new
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
For the first time in the University’s history, we have integrated the research and teaching collections of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources and the College of Science into a single natural history museum. Located on the third floor of the Fleischmann Agriculture building, the museum holds irreplaceable specimens of plants and animals that are used in research, teaching and outreach. Collections date back as far as the 1890s, and represent a unique snapshot of the flora and fauna of our region and beyond!
The museum holds over 92,000 plant specimens of great historical and scientific value, as well as a growing collection of over 500,000 local and tropical insects, and more than 10,000 mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Our museum is the result of decades of collection by University of Nevada, Reno faculty, volunteers and students, and it showcases the wealth of our natural heritage.