Lessons for Younger Visitors

These lessons are appropriate for pre-K through 1st grade.

Lesson Topics: All programs include an interactive lesson to introduce the chosen topic, real natural history specimens to touch, and a scavenger hunt in the museum gallery.

  • Animal Babies: All animals were babies once! Find out how baby animals learn to make their way in the world.
  • Animals in Winter: Winter can be a very challenging time for animals. Learn about some ways they can stay healthy and strong through the colder months.
  • Day and Nighttime Animals: Learn which animals are busy all day, and which ones come out at night!
  • Dinosaurs: Touch and examine fossil casts of ancient dinosaur bones, claws, and teeth; as well as a number of other real animal and plant fossils.
  • Insects: There are more than a million kinds of insects in the world. What makes them all insects? See a variety of specimens and learn about them.
  • Sort Like a Scientist: Study fish, mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian specimens while exploring their similarities and differences.

Length of Visit: 60 minutes.

Group Size: Minimum of 15 children, maximum of 30 children.

Chaperones: Please bring one adult chaperone for every 5 children.

Cost: All of our programs are free, although donations are encouraged. The recommended donation is $3 per child for a sixty-minute lesson. This is a suggestion - - any contribution your group can offer will make a difference.

Please read our Policies before scheduling a visit.



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