The LSU Museum of Natural Science has a jaw-dropping record of discovering 41-plus new species of birds. Our modern-day Charles Darwins have identified 11 species of fish and 27 species of reptiles and amphibians, including the world’s smallest vertebrate, a tiny frog from the jungles of New Guinea. LSU is Here to Win!
In the World
LSUMNS globetrotting scientists also train more than 30 doctoral students each year. Our alumni have gone on to work in the world’s leading institutions, such as the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History.
World's Tiniest Frog
Make Your Own Discoveries!
Explore the natural world with LSUMNS through "Night at the Museum" and "Special Saturdays" programs.
Night at the Museum
Ever wonder what lies behind closed doors at the LSU Museum of Natural Science? Our new program, “Night at the Museum” will give you a glimpse into the collections and cutting edge research happening at the LSUMNS. It’s sure to be an experience you won’t forget!
The LSU Museum of Natural Science’s “Special Saturdays” program schedule is now posted! Join us for fun filled Saturdays once a month to learn more about the natural world (activities best suited for ages 5-12).