Natural History Specimen Request
Complete the form to request specimens from Lindsay's collection of over 16,000 items.
Specimen Pick Up Date:
Choose a date at least 1 week from today so we can properly process the request.
Specimen Pick Up Time:
Natural History is currently open from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please choose a time.
Specimen Return Time:
Specimens are due five days from the rental date. Select a time that you will return the items.
Purpose for Rental
Teachers and Students
Artists and Carvers
Other Museum or Organization
If you chose "Other," then please describe the purpose.
How many specimens are you interested in renting?
Note: the maximum number of specimens allowed to be rented are 15 small and/or 5 large.
5 or more
I'm not sure.
What types of specimens are you interested in renting? Please check all that apply.
Rocks, gems, and minerals
If you know specific details of the specimens that you want to rent, please tell us below.
Example: I would like adult mountain lion skull.
You must agree to all of these conditions to rent the specimens.
Borrower shall keep this agreement with the specimen(s) as proof of legal possession. This agreement acts as a temporary permit for the borrower to possess specimens restricted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Borrower is responsible for all loan specimens and agrees to reimburse Lindsay Wildlife Experience (LWE) for cost of repair or replacement of any loss or damage.
Each specimen is received in good condition unless otherwise noted.
Each specimen shall be given due care against loss, damage, or deterioration. If loss, damage, or deterioration occur immediately inform the Natural History Department at LWE, preferably via email.
Specimens loaned by LWE shall remain in the condition in which they were received and shall not be removed from special mounts/cases or cleaned with rough cloths or glass cleaners.
Specimens must be protected at all times from sunlight, fluorescent light, and indirect sunlight with a cloth such as a sheet or towel.
Specimens must be protected at all times from excessive heat and dry conditions.
Specimens must be protected at all times from rain and excessive humidity. Please use a plastic sheet or bag to cover specimens.
Specimens must remain upright at all times and shall not be placed on the floor or ground without written permission.
LWE is to be given a copy of any photographs taken of specimens. Photographs may not be used for profit without written permission from LWE.
Information about specimens used for catalogs, labels, or any other purpose shall conform to and be consistent with information furnished by LWE and shall always include a credit line to "Lindsay Wildlife Experience, Walnut Creek, CA."
Exhibitions in which specimens borrowed from LWE are shown shall be open to the public without any restrictions and are for educational purposes.
Loans made to other institutions by LWE for periods of 6 months or more are subject to recall with a 30 day notice. LWE, if requested, will make every effort to substitute for any specimen so recalled with another similar specimen at its own expense.
Failure to return specimens on time will result in a fine.
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