(Grades K-12) 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, and then make a craft to take home – select either calacas (skull masks) or cempasúchils (paper flowers) at registration. Available in Spanish.
(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) Students will take a tour of habitats around the globe and search for the creatures that call these places home. Participants will explore a range of environments, from lush rainforests and frozen tundra to scorching deserts, and they will learn about the unique adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in challenging conditions.
(Grades K-2) On an imaginary walk through the forest, students will discover a variety of 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 the life cycles and special characteristics that make each group unique.