Louisiana Museum of Natural History

In 1999, the sixteen natural history collections at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge were designated by the state legislature as the "Louisiana Museum of Natural History." Together, these collections hold a total of more than 2.8 million specimens, objects, and artifacts that document the rich natural history of our state. These collections are dispersed among six independently administered units on campus, and include the Vascular Plant Herbarium, the Mycological Herbarium, the Lichen Herbarium … more

LSU Museum of Natural Science

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The mission of the LSU Museum of Natural Science is acquisition, preservation, and study of research collections by Museum faculty, staff, students and associates to generate knowledge … more

LSU Textile & Costume Museum

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The LSU Textile and Costume Museum preserves a vital part of history and promotes the understanding and enjoyment of diverse textile traditions. The staff of the Louisiana Museum of … more

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

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The LSAM is the principal repository for insects and related arthropods in Louisiana. The LSAM contains approximately 1,000,000 specimens of insects and related arthropods. This … more

LSU Herbarium

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The LSU Herbarium study biodiveristy--green plants, lichens, and fungi from the state of Louisiana and around the world … more

LSU Log Library & Core Repository

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The staff of the Louisiana Museum of Natural History is available to answer questions and provide information … more

Mineralogy & Petrology Collections

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Palynology is the study of an array of organic-walled microorganisms (e.g., spores, pollen, fungal debris, chitinozoans, etc.) … more

Palynology Collection

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The staff of the Louisiana Museum of Natural History is available to answer questions and provide information … more