Nestled along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California, the University of La Verne is an independent, non-profit university providing rich educational opportunities for both the academic and personal development of its students in a friendly, engaged setting. The university's Cultural and Natural History Collection is located exactly between the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the San Bernardino County Museum, being ideally located in the San Gabriel Valley.
The Cultural and Natural History Collections at the University of La Verne, is a repository of materials donated to the University for research, teaching, and exhibition opportunities. Its collections include over 50,000 specimens and artifacts that cover over 65 million years of history. The collection is currently not open to the public, but is available for research and education purposes. Our role as an academic repository is to conserve and preserve the objects, artifacts, and specimens entrusted to our care for the benefit of our students and the general public.