Life Sciences

Life SciencesThe life sciences exhibition highlights the diverse flora and fauna of the Snake River Plain. Currently on display are a diversity of rodents including flying squirrels, kangaroo rats, beaver and marmot. Owls and sage grouse are also featured.

All of the native reptiles, amphibians, and fish of Southern Idaho are on display in the gallery. Never before shown specimens from our collections include the desert horned lizard and the northern leopard frog.

Botanical specimens from the Ray J. Davis Herbarium feature plants characteristic of the different habitats of southeast Idaho, from sage desert to high alpine. Specimens on display include the yellow glacier lily, camas, syringa (the state flower), and many more.