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Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is a natural history museum that maintains a collection of plants and animals and hosts a variety of educational programs. It was formerly known as the BYU Life Sciences Museum and did not have its own building until a self-made Seattle magnate, Monte Lafayette Bean, entirely funded and paid for the museum building's construction in 1978. Today, the museum hosts more than 100,000 visitors each year and houses over two million specimens in its three-story building located on the grounds of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

The Ecosystem Exhibit shows the different species, both plant and animal, who live in and affect various ecosystems, such as grasslands, forests, and marshes. The museum also displays a number of different mounted animals, not only from the state of Utah, but also from around the world, including Africa. Other exhibits to enjoy are the Whooping Crane, the Pheasants and Waterfowl from Around the World, and the insect collections.

Besides being a museum that is open to the public, there are a number of scientists doing research there, studying various vascular and non vascular plants, and invertebrate and vertebrate animals.
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