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The Museum is an exciting place. It is both a facility as well as a concept. It is both a reality as well as a dream. It is a never-ending treasure hunt for answers to questions. It is a constant amazement and appreciation of this blue and green planet we call Earth. The Museum's major focus is, of course, the study of natural history. Its primary participants are the students of Sierra College who attend classes, field courses, lectures, seminars and demonstrations. But there's much available for everyone.

The Museum is also a favorite place of the regional public. Thousands each year attend seminars, programs, field trips and activities sponsored by the Museum and designed specifically for the public.

The Museum is open during regular college hours during the week, but because there are classes in session in the building, we ask that visitors be quiet as they explore. It is open on weekends only when there are other activities in the building.

Get on the Museum events email list. Send a request to museum@sierracollege.edu


"Your museum is the most wonderful natural history museum I have ever visited. I like it better than the Page Museum, and even more than my previous favorite, the Burke Memorial. Yours is now my favorite, and I don't see how anything could beat it. Great displays, good signage, excellent preparation, imagination, and just the most marvellous fossils! And local ones so students can appreciate the natural wonders of our own region. Nice garden in front, really great rock walk, and those white outlines of Titanoboa and Phobosuchus on the pavement—what a great idea! How wonderful for the students."

— Steven Edwards, Director Emeritus, Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park

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Docent Led Tours and Visiting the Museum

If you are coming with a group, please contact us first. For a guided tour, call (916) 660-7923 and leave a message. 

eJournals Online

The Journal of the Sierra College Natural History Museum is published twice a year. Each issue has articles and photos relating to science and natural history.

Also online is Snowy Range Reflections: a Journal of Sierra Nevada History and Biography is also published twice a year. Each issue concerns interesting and historic information and photos about the Sierra Nevada.

Do you have some spare time and want to personally help the Museum?

Learn how to be a Museum volunteer or docent

Past lectures available through iTunes U

(You need iTunes installed on your PC or Mac) 

Sierra College's iTunes U allows you to view or download audio and video podcasts to your computer or iPod directly from iTunes. And they're all FREE!

Scroll down to Campus Events, Guest Lectures, then Lectures and the Museum lectures are included in each of year tabs.


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Keely Carroll Instructor, Biology, Natural History, Field Biology, Zoology, Museum Director

  • S 111D
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Keely Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Sierra College. After completing her Bachelor’s at CSU, Sacramento, she worked for... More

Richard Hilton Instructor, Earth Science

  • S 115 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Richard Hilton is a professor of earth science, a paleontological consultant and, with his wife Kristin, works as a world traveling naturalist. He... More

Jennifer Skillen Instructor, Zoology

  • S 117 A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

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