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Description of Facilities

Wildflowers in front of PRC 176 Building 176 in the Springtime before the LSF Annex was built.

The collections building was completed in late 1993, and was occupied by February/March of 1994.  It is on the J. J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC), which is located in northwest Austin, about 8 miles north of the main UT campus. We are housed in building 176, which contains the TNHC, the Library Storage Facility (LSF) and the Institute for Geophysics. You will find directions and shuttle information on the Contacts & Directions page.

Building 176 is on the far left, the LSF Annex is on the right. Building 176 is on the far left, the
LSF Annex is on the right.

At the TNHC we have a total of about 9,000 square feet of floor space, with the potential to double that by adding another floor in the ample vertical space inside the building. Offices and labs total slightly less than 3,000 square feet. Alcoholic collections are each housed in separate fire-resistant enclosures. Ventilation of the alcoholic collections spaces is separate from that of offices and labs. Temperatures range within one degree of 70 F, and relative humidity fluctuates between 30%–70%. Collections housed here are: Ichthyology, Herpetology, and Invertebrate Zoology.