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Our Animal Neighbors

We are currently not accepting bookings for this program. Please visit our distance learning hub for NGSS-aligned lessons and activities.

Large rodent skull being examined

Through an interactive, inquiry-driven program using animal specimens and games, students learn how to identify native animals and discuss structures/forms that help them to survive in their habitats. By focusing on common native animals and accessible habitats, this program encourages students to connect with wildlife and builds awareness of the animals that live around us.

CLICK HERE to view a more detailed outline of the program, standards, and classroom resources.

Grades: K-2
Days offered: Thursdays (Tuesday-Friday available March-May)
Start time: 9:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m.
Program duration: 1.5 hours**
Cost: $40 $0, Fees removed in support of schools in response to challenges posed by the pandemic.
Chaperones Required: 4-6 (30 students max)
Supplemental Activities: Educational Kit ($15/week)
Months offered: September-May

**Program duration now includes free-time to explore the Museum.


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