(Route 940 1 mile west of White Haven)
PHONE (570) 443-9166


The Pocono Institute of Taxidermy is located on a one acre wooded tract one mile west on Route 940, White Haven Pennsylvania. Situated in the natural setting of the scenic Pocono mountains, we are easily accessible from the Interstate I-80 and I-81, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Northeast Extension.

The building housing the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy was originally constructed in 1969, for Bill Allen's Taxidermy studio, which later included two additions to house his own Taxidermy Supply Co. After founding the Pocono Institute in 1987, the building has gone under extensive renovations to become a spacious facility, creating an "outdoorsy" atmosphere, conducive to teaching the art of taxidermy.

We recently went through additional improvements. More workstations were added to enable students sufficient working areas, and a fish painting and sewing room has been remodeled to provide students the proper health standards. Large spacious windows and special lighting create ample opportunity to catch nature and wildlife at its best. At the same time the mountain scenery will make you familiar with most of the habitats of your specimens. Also located within one mile of our school is the beautiful Lehigh River, abundant with rainbow, brook and brown trout. We are also in short driving distance of Francis Walter Dam, Hickory Run State Park, and Boulder Field, which is natural glacier deposit and historical site. Skiing and snowmobiling are also within 20 minutes of the facility. There is no need to worry about being bored or missing Mother nature at her finest, because it's all right here at your fingertip !!

Equipment includes several freezers, dremel, air tools, industrial saws, drill press, sculpture tools and death masks, tumblers, sewing and pinking machines, power and hand tools, reference library, including videos and drying racks.

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