Rexburg, Idaho - The newly renovated Museum of Rexburg has received a traveling exhibit recently displayed at the Teton Geotourism Center, which features local wildlife and geological samples. The exhibit is part of the permanent collections of Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Taxidermy animals such as a Gray Wolf, Cougar, Porcupine, American Bison, North American Moose, and Rocky Mountain goat will be featured. Additional fossil and mineral collections and specimens will add a sense of the terrain and geological history of the surrounding landscape.
The pieces on display come from the vast collections of BYU-Idaho's Department of Biology and Department of Geology, used for instruction and learning. In honor of the region's majestic beauty, the university is delighted to display these items off campus in a setting that seeks to highlight the history and diversity of the Snake River Valley.
"Were excited about what the city is doing with the museum. BYU-Idaho has always had a relationship with Rexburg, so it just makes sense that we loan these collections to the museum and allow even more people to enjoy these pieces," said University Public Affairs Director Brett Sampson.
The Wildlife and Geology exhibit along with the renovated permanent displays at the Museum of Rexburg will open to the public after an open house this Saturday, June 4, from 2-4 p.m. at the Rexburg Tabernacle Civic Center.
BYU-Idaho and the Museum of Rexburg look forward to further cooperation to provide quality, inspirational, and educational displays for the public.
For more information on the museum, including, hours, prices, and volunteer opportunities, visit rexburg.org/arts.