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Take A Child Outside Day is a festival of fun outdoor play for kids and their caregivers. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1 a wealth of local environmental educators will offer nature-based activities, games, and crafts along the Arcata Marsh's 0.6 mile Log Pond Loop Trail (beginning at the Interpretive Center). Kids are invited to fill their “eco-passport” by adventuring along the trail with their adults and participating in these activities. Additionally, teachers and school staff are invited to attend and learn about field trips, in-class presentations, environment-themed curriculum and other opportunities for their students at each station. Meet representatives from local organizations offering environmental education resources in the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center and sample activities along the Log Pond Loop Trail. 

Activities and environmental education resources will be offered by Friends of the Dunes, Sequoia Park Zoo, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Schatz Energy Research Center, Telonicher Marine Lab, HSU Natural History Museum, Humboldt 4-H, CA State Parks, SCRAP Humboldt, Friends of the Arcata Marsh, Redwood EdVentures , and more!

This free community event is sponsored by the North Coast CREEC Network, Friends of the Arcata Marsh, Redwood Science Project, and Humboldt State Natural History Museum. To learn more, please contact Allison Poklemba at 826-4479 ext. 3 or

We are moving!

Dear Friends of the Natural History Museum,

We are currently packing up and moving across the street. Our last day open is November 9th.

More information coming soon!

Announcing another SRL Education Grant for 2012-13!

SRL Grant 2012-13

SRL The mission of the museum, through its collections, exhibits, and programs, is to inspire an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world. By exploring the museum, we hope visitors are inspired to get out and explore other magical places in northwest California. We also hope to provide a learning laboratory for Humboldt State University students. Please take a tour and send any suggestions to the webmaster.