The new natural history museum will be a first for the Sacramento region. It will provide educational opportunities that are currently unavailable in this area. These opportunities are similar to those available at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum and San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences. History and culture, conservation and education will be the mission behind the organization. Children in particular will be able to learn more about natural habitats, conservation, the environment and other cultures through the art, animal, and artifact exhibits in the natural history museum. The natural history museum will also include 5,000 square feet of space dedicated to hosting rotating exhibits.