Hall of North American Mammals
More than 25 Museum expeditions across this continent produced the specimens displayed in this hall's magnificent dioramas. Many belong to the order of mammals called Carnivora (carnivorans), one of the most diverse orders within the mammal group.
Use these free online resources before or after your visit to further explore themes presented in the Hall of North American Mammals Exhibition.
Walk, hop, gallop, swim, glide, burrow, and even swing from trees—these are just some of the ways the planet's 5,400 species of mammals move. See how fast, and slow, they can move.
What would it be like to bite like a saber-toothed cat? Or to gnaw like a beaver? Explore other mammals' teeth with this matching game and coloring book!
From the extinct Cynognathus and Repenomamus to the plant-eating dugongs and manatees, explore some of Earth's most unusual mammals.
From a journey through the basics of evolution to a look at mammal detectives to a re-creation of the world of prehistoric predators, these kid-friendly book and DVD titles bring to life the world of extreme mammals.
Investigate circular and 3D cladograms to see how scientists keep track of species and their evolutionary relationships.
How do how gazelles jump straight up into the air from a standstill? And why do dolphins swim differently than fish? Create six fun flipbooks to explore how mammals move!