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Museum Kits for Loan
Kits are loaned for a two-week period.
There is no cost for loan, but borrower must be able to pick up and return kit. Please e-mail in advance to be sure a kit is available.
The primary focus of this kit is to show the different modes of fossilization. This kit contains a large assortment of mainly New Mexico fossils and a study guide. Download kit contents list here
Minerals and Rocks
This kit shows the differences between rocks and minerals. It contains minerals associated with the Mohs hardness scale, an assortment of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks, and a study guide. Download kit contents list here
The bird kit concentrates on birds and bird adaptation. Specimens include wings, feet, skulls and eggs of a number of birds. Download kit contents list here
The main focus of this kit is taxonomy (classification) using marine (ocean) invertebrates. Includes cnidarians, mollusks, echinoderms, and arthropods. Download kit contents list here