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Museum of Natural History


The Museum of Natural History at BYU–Hawaii was established in 1978 and contains a large collection of vertebrates and invertebrates from Hawaii, the Pacific, and around the world.

Our mission

  • Provide public education and outreach
  • Encourage research opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, and others
  • Support educational instruction at BYU–Hawaii


The Museum plays an important role in the educational process at BYU–Hawaii as it is used by biology and zoology classes and provides materials for student research projects. Also, our collections and exhibits are used to instruct public and private school students of all ages. We welcome students of all ages, and admission is free to non-profit groups. Please make an appointment if you would like to request a natural history lecture or demonstration.