Natural History Collection

Natural History Specimen Rentals

Teachers, artists, event planners, and many others enjoy exploring and renting from Lindsay’s fascinating Natural History Teaching Collection. Our 16,000 preserved specimens include gems, minerals, fossils, plants, insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. We invite the Lindsay community to enjoy and benefit from our teaching collection and conservation efforts.

Rental Rates
Small Items: $5 each, with a maximum number of 15 items per rental
Large Items: $20 each, with a maximum number of 5 items per rental


Please Note
We require two week to receive and process your request. All rentals are for 5 days, with the pick-up date counting as the first. Payment is required at time of pick up. The determination of small and large is made by Lindsay staff. Late fees are $5 per day for each small item and $10 per day for each large item. We have limited funds to make our specimens available to teachers and schools in underserved areas. To apply please indicate need in the comments on the request form.

Request specimens! Click here and complete our form.

For more information, email the Education Registrar or call (925) 627-2913.