(Grades 2-8) On the Day of the Dead, November 2nd, Mexicans celebrate death as a part of life. Visit an ofrenda or altar to explore the elements of this festival through hands-on artifacts. Then make a take-home craft. Read more about Day of the Dead
(Grades K-2) Through close observations of museum specimens and live animals, students will investigate the diverse world of insects, spiders, and their relatives, and discover the special features that allow them to live in varied habitats all over the world.
(Grades K-2) What are fossils and how do they form? What clues can they give us to life in the past? Students will become paleontologists as they answer these and other questions about fossils and prehistoric life from three different periods in Earth’s history.
(Grades K-2) On an imaginary walk through the forest, students will discover different animal groups and compare their differences and similarities. They will look at animals with and without backbones and then examine birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians to compare their life cycles and special characteristics that make each group unique.
(Grades K-2) Young anthropologists travel the world, comparing artifacts from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, Australia and right here in North America. Students explore how different environments shape the clothes, toys, and tools that peoples of the world use to meet their basic needs.