Illinois Natural History Survey
Location1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois, United States
Coordinates40°05′34″N 88°14′23″W / 40.092916°N 88.239787°W / 40.092916; -88.239787
TypeNatural History
DirectorBrian D. Anderson

The Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), located on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, is an active research institution with over 200 staff members, and it maintains one of the largest State-operated museums in the United States, with collections totaling over 9.5 million specimens of amphibians, annelids, birds, crustaceans, fish, fungi, insects, mammals, mollusks, plants, and reptiles from around the world.[1] It is part of the Prairie Research Institute.


  1. ^ "Animals and Plants". Illinois Natural History Survey.