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The Loan Program is grateful for the support of The Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, The Rice Family Foundation, The Union Bank Foundation, The Thursday Club Foundation, and the Museum's Covey.

Nature to You Loan Program

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Bring nature into your classroom, art studio, and home by becoming a member of the Museum's Loan Program. Membership allows for a year of unlimited access to the program's collection—over 1300 specimens that represent the biologic and geologic diversity of the southwestern United States, Baja California and the world.

Nature to You Loan Program General Information

Annual Fee: $50 per year
Loan duration is two weeks and is limited to seven specimens total; within these seven, each member is allowed one bird of prey, one mammal and one reptile.

One Time Membership:
The Nature to You Loan Program offers a one time membership for a fee of $25. This membership allows for one loan from the program; the duration of this loan is one week and is limited to four specimens.

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 2:30-5:30 PM. Appointments suggested, but not required.
Location: Northwest corner of the Museum on atrium level 1

For more information, call 619.255.0236 for an appointment or email

Case A Critter

This program offers individuals, school groups and organizations the chance to sponsor a specimen exhibit in the Nature to You Loan Program. Opportunities are available at many donation levels to fund collection refurbishment or finance a new exhibit. Join us in support of this wonderful community resource.

Contact the Loan Program Manager and let her know you are interested in sponsoring a critter. She will give you some options in your price range.

Call 619.255.0236 or email

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