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Make Your Own Mythic Creatures Stationery

Make Your Own Mythic Creatures Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these mythical letterheads.

Make Your Own Dino Stationery

Make Your Own Dino Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these colorful letterheads.

Make Your Own Weather Station

Make Your Own Weather Station

Create weather tools to gather wind, rain, and pressure data in your neighborhood.

Making a Field Journal

Making a Field Journal

Pick an object and record your observations in a journal.

Making Rocks

Making Rocks

Visit a scientist's lab to see how he creates a magma chamber!

Map Your World

Map Your World

Follow these easy steps to create a floor plan of your room.

Meet the OLogist: Eleanor Sterling

Meet the OLogist: Eleanor Sterling

Explore how Eleanor, Ismael, Keally, and Marco are protecting the world's animals and plants.

Meet the OLogist: Chuck Spencer

Meet the OLogist: Chuck Spencer

Discover the intriguing facts and artifacts that Chuck has unearthed.

Meet the OLogist: Ed Mathez

Meet the OLogist: Ed Mathez

Do you dig the Earth? If so, you'll want to meet Ed.

Meet the OLogist: Mark Norell

Meet the OLogist: Mark Norell

Find out what cool stuff Mark has uncovered.

Meet the OLogist: Melanie Stiassny

Meet the OLogist: Melanie Stiassny

Dive into the oceans with Melanie.

Meet the OLogist: Neil de Grasse Tyson

Meet the OLogist: Neil de Grasse Tyson

Discover where starry-eyed Neil has followed his curiosity.

Meet the OLogist: Rob DeSalle

Meet the OLogist: Rob DeSalle

Find out where Rob has followed his born curiosity.

Meet the Biodiversity OLogists

Meet the Biodiversity OLogists

Find out where Rob, Emily, Logan, and Seth have followed their born curiosity.

Meet the Genetics OLogists

Meet the Genetics OLogists

Find out where Rob, Emily, Logan, and Seth have followed their born curiosity.

Meet the Marine BiOLogists

Meet the Marine BiOLogists

Dive into the oceans with Melanie, Gabriela, Gwyneth, and Luke.

Meet the PaleontOLogists

Meet the PaleontOLogists

Find out what cool stuff Mark, Anna, Max, and Reva have uncovered.

Mesozoic Museum

Mesozoic Museum

Create your own miniature Mesozoic Museum. Don't forget to invite your friends and family to the opening!

Mint Your Own Coin

Mint Your Own Coin

Make a coin that tells something special about you.

Moon Flip Book

Moon Flip Book

See the moon in action! And discover why our view of it changes nightly.

Mythic Mystery Map

Mythic Mystery Map

How well do you know mythic creatures around the world?

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect

Einstein believed that messing up was a part of being successful-an idea that, itself, has proven relevance.

Ocean Creature Feature

Ocean Creature Feature

What adaptations help these creatures survive?

One-on-One with the Sun

One-on-One with the Sun

Find out what makes the Sun glow, and other amazing facts, in an up-close interview with the Sun.

Piecing It All Together

Piecing It All Together

Decorate, shatter, and piece together your own pottery artifact!

Planetary Mysteries

Planetary Mysteries

Take a virtual tour of our solar system to explore its many mysteries.

Plates on the Move

Plates on the Move

Volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes... Examine how plate tectonics affect our world.

Rubber Blubber Gloves

Rubber Blubber Gloves

How do whales and walruses stay warm in chilly waters? Grab some gloves and find out.

Saving Species

Saving Species

Take a world-wide tour of biodiversity with three scientists.

Science Scoop

Science Scoop

What's the human genome project and what does it mean to you? 

See the Light

See the Light

Take an enlightening look at light with these three easy experiments.

Slowing the Flow

Slowing the Flow

How do mammals respond to cold water? Take the plunge into icy water and find out.

Solar System Scavenger Hunt

Solar System Scavenger Hunt

Size up the planets with a model scavenger hunt.

Space and Time

Space and Time

How do you describe your place in the 4th dimension?

Space Jell-O

Space Jell-O

Mix up some Jell-O, and find out how space bends around anything with mass. 

Space Travel Guide

Space Travel Guide

Let your imagination run wild, and write an inspiring work of science fiction.

Stargazing

Stargazing

How many constellations and planets can you find in the night sky? Record your sightings in a "stellar" journal.

Start a Rock Collection

Start a Rock Collection

Every rock has a story to tell. Learn how to create a collection that rocks!

Test Density with a Supersaturated Solution

Test Density with a Supersaturated Solution

Do fresh water and salt water mix? Find out in this experiement.

The Amazing Mundo

The Amazing Mundo

Mundo Shamundo! Can you help Mandy study for her geology test?

The Ancient City of Petra

The Ancient City of Petra

Explore an amazing city carved into the sandstone cliffs.

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Almost all of the atoms in your body were once inside stars that exploded billions of years ago. Learn more mind-boggling facts.

The Legend of Flying Frog

The Legend of Flying Frog

Invent a story about an endangered species. Then draw and write about it!

The Milky Way Galaxy

The Milky Way Galaxy

Tour this spinning pinwheel in space that we call home.

The Quest for the Perfect Tomato

The Quest for the Perfect Tomato

Find out how scientists are using genetics to change the food you eat.

They Glow!

They Glow!

Discover how these deep sea creatures create their own light!

Thinking in Three Dimensions

Thinking in Three Dimensions

Explore the third dimension by building an origami waterbomb!

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Solve this cartoon mystery to see how archaeologists found a lost Spanish mission.

Train of Thought

Train of Thought

Take your imagination on a wonderful, mind-bending trip with these "thought experiments"!

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Explore this family tree of living things on Earth.

Up Close With a Zapotec Urn

Up Close With a Zapotec Urn

It's not easy being an artifact! Find out why in this urn-est interview.

Views from Windows

Views from Windows

Take a personal look at how the height and velocity of your vantage point can affect the view.

Wear a Chimp on Your Wrist

Wear a Chimp on Your Wrist

How can you wear a chimp on your wrist—without getting primate elbow? 

Web of Life

Web of Life

Play the Web of Life game to discover how all the players in an ecosystem depend on each other to survive. As you play, you'll come up with the connections between different species and their environments.

What Do You Know about Astronomy?

What Do You Know about Astronomy?

How much do you really know about our place in space? Take this quiz to find out!

What Do You Know about Paleontology?

What Do You Know about Paleontology?

How much do you know about the Age of Dinosaurs? 

What do you know about virtual water?

What do you know about virtual water?

Test your knowledge about the water you didn’t know you were using. 

What Do You Know About Archaeology?

What Do You Know About Archaeology?

Test your knowledge in this quiz about what it takes to dig up the past.

What Do You Know About Biodiversity?

What Do You Know About Biodiversity?

Test your knowledge about the variety of life on Earth with this quiz.

What Do You Know About Earth?

What Do You Know About Earth?

Test your knowledge about our planet Earth with this quiz.

What Do You Know About Genetics?

What Do You Know About Genetics?

How much do you know about what makes you you? 

What Do You Know About Marine Biology?

What Do You Know About Marine Biology?

Test your knowledge about our watery world with this quiz.

What Makes You, YOU

What Makes You, YOU

Zoom inside your cells for a fascinating look at chromosomes, DNA, genes, and more!

What's the Big Idea about Water?

What's the Big Idea about Water?

Water is a precious resource, and all things need water to survive.

What's the Big Idea About Archaeology?

What's the Big Idea About Archaeology?

See how artifacts and ruins give us glimpses of what life was like long ago.

What's the Big Idea About Astronomy?

What's the Big Idea About Astronomy?

Astronomy is a BIG subject. We've brought learning about it down to size with these big ideas.

What's the Big Idea About Biodiversity?

What's the Big Idea About Biodiversity?

It's the differences in this world that make all the difference!

What's the Big Idea About Earth?

What's the Big Idea About Earth?

Take a peek at our planet's layers, learn what secrets rocks reveal, and gain a long view of history.

What's the Big Idea About Genetics?

What's the Big Idea About Genetics?

Take a look at the science of where it ALL begins.

What's the Big Idea About Marine Biology?

What's the Big Idea About Marine Biology?

There are so many ways and places to live in the oceans. Discover its wonders and importance.

What's the Big Idea About Paleontology?

What's the Big Idea About Paleontology?

Learn about fossils, extremely rare—and valuable—records of the past. 

What's This?

What's This?

Put your viewing skills to the test with this mystery photo challenge.

What's This?

What's This?

Can you tell the difference between an Emmy award and an Olympic medal? 

What's This?

What's This?

Can you tell the difference between a leech's jaw and its back sucker? 

What's This?

What's This?

Can you tell the difference between a giraffe's bones and those from a mammoth? Test your knowledge of fossils.

What's This?

What's This?

Can you tell, just by looking at it, if a pygmy loris is a rodent, a primate, or a raccoon's relative? Put your knowledge of Vietnam's animals to the test.

Work the System!

Work the System!

Grab the magical magnifying glass and take a close look at what's living in the mangroves.

Meet the ArchaeOLogists

Meet the ArchaeOLogists

Discover the intriguing facts and artifacts unearthed by Chuck, Alexis, Ian, Jena, and Kellner.

Cosmic Wallpapers

Cosmic Wallpapers

Decorate your desktop with these starry images!

In Pictures: Climate Change

In Pictures: Climate Change

Find out about Earth's climate, its consequences, and what we can do.

Mammal Flip Books

Mammal Flip Books

How do mammals move? Make flipbooks to see six different mammals in action.

Meet the OLogist: Sandra Olsen

Meet the OLogist: Sandra Olsen

Find out from a zooarchaeologist how humans have tamed and bred horses.

Beautiful Breeds

Beautiful Breeds

Explore amazing facts about some of the 200 breeds of horses living today.

Horse Gaits Flipbooks: Walk, Trot, and Gallop!

Horse Gaits Flipbooks: Walk, Trot, and Gallop!

How do horses move? Find out with these flipbooks.

Dress Up a Horse

Dress Up a Horse

Have fun with these paper cutouts of riders and horse gear from cultures around the world.

Make Your Own Horse Stationery

Make Your Own Horse Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these horsey letterheads.

Make a Terrarium

Make a Terrarium

Build your own miniature greenhouse to see the greenhouse effect at work.

Be an Energy Saver

Be an Energy Saver

Find out what you can do to save energy and slow climate change!

What Do You Know About Climate Change?

What Do You Know About Climate Change?

Think you're an expert on changing climate? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

What's the Big Idea About Climate Change?

What's the Big Idea About Climate Change?

Find out more about global warming. How, and why, we should slow it?

So What's Climate?

So What's Climate?

Do you know the difference between weather and climate?

What is the Green House Effect?

What is the Green House Effect?

Take a closer look at how the atmosphere keeps our planet warm.

Rising CO<sub>2</sub>

Rising CO2

Explore the connections between technology, population and rising atmospheric CO2.

Moving Mammals

Moving Mammals

Explore how mammals run, fly, swim, walk, hop, and swing!

In Pictures: Extreme Mammals

In Pictures: Extreme Mammals

Take a look at some unusual living and extinct mammals.

Meet the OLogist: John Flynn

Meet the OLogist: John Flynn

Find out how paleontologist John Flynn answered kids' questions.

In Pictures: Flamingos

In Pictures: Flamingos

Find out what's so fascinating about these beautiful, pink birds.

Meet the OLogist: Felicity Arengo

Meet the OLogist: Felicity Arengo

Watch these videos to explore Felicity's work as a conservation biologist.

What do you know about Stars?

What do you know about Stars?

Test your starry knowledge in this stellar quiz!

In Pictures: Fascinating Fish

In Pictures: Fascinating Fish

Check out these fascinating fish from Africa's lower Congo River.

In Pictures: Journey to the Stars

In Pictures: Journey to the Stars

In the Milky Way Galaxy alone, there are hundreds of billions of stars. But that hasn't always been the case...

In Pictures: Fossils

In Pictures: Fossils

A paleontologist travels to Antarctica to collect fossil evidence.

Meet the OLogist: George Amato

Meet the OLogist: George Amato

Tracking a gorilla can get hairy. Literally. Just ask George Amato.

Meet the OLogist: Ross MacPhee

Meet the OLogist: Ross MacPhee

Ross MacPhee has always loved dirt. To him it means the opportunity to find lost things — from bones and teeth to pirate treasure.

Sounds of the Silk Road

Sounds of the Silk Road

Play music that you may have heard along the Silk Road.

Silk Road Fables

Silk Road Fables

Take a look at some stories that were told along the Silk Road.

Make Your Own Paper

Make Your Own Paper

See how you can make your own paper from old scrap paper and other materials.

What's the Big Idea About Anthropology?

What's the Big Idea About Anthropology?

What does it mean to be human?

Are YOU cut out for Antarctica?

Are YOU cut out for Antarctica?

Take this quiz to find out if you're up for the challenge!

Race to the South Pole

Race to the South Pole

Check out the scrapbook to learn about this amazing race!

Meet the OLogist: Laurel Kendall

Meet the OLogist: Laurel Kendall

Meet a scientist who studies Korean culture.

Express Yourself!

Express Yourself!

See how good you're at recognizing emotions.

Test Your Reaction!

Test Your Reaction!

How fast can you catch a falling ruler? Measure your reaction time.

Taste a Smell Test

Taste a Smell Test

Take the jellybean test to see how your sense of smell enhances taste.

Read With Your Fingers

Read With Your Fingers

Use Braille to create a message for a friend.

Draw Your Nervous System

Draw Your Nervous System

Explore your nerves by creating a life-sized drawing.

Trip Up Your Brain

Trip Up Your Brain

Try these trippy experiments to fool your brain.

The Butterfly Kingdom

The Butterfly Kingdom

Find out about Taiwan's fascinating fluttering insects.

Ask A Scientist: Brain

Ask A Scientist: Brain

Scientist Rob DeSalle answers kids' questions about the brain!

Brain Power

Brain Power

Test your sight and memory with these brain games.

Anatomy Adventure

Anatomy Adventure

Reconstruct and identify a fossil skeleton.

Living Large

Living Large

Examine fossils and gather clues from experts!

Identification Adventure

Identification Adventure

Reconstruct and identify a fossil skeleton.

Beyond T. rex

Beyond T. rex

Meet some of the more unusual members of T. rex and Velociraptor's family tree.

Bio-Benefits

Bio-Benefits

Did you know that biodiversity provides us with things that we need?

Build the Big Dipper

Build the Big Dipper

To see what the Big Dipper would look like from outer space, build a mobile!

Buried Bones

Buried Bones

Bury chicken bones in plaster of Paris to see the challenges paleontologists face when excavating fossils.

Cosmic Connections

Cosmic Connections

Match these awesome images from the Hubble Space Telescope with their descriptions.

Cosmic Cookies

Cosmic Cookies

Celebrate your cosmic smarts with a solar system of cookies.

Crazy Camouflage

Crazy Camouflage

Create a flounder fish that's hard to spot!

Create a Compass

Create a Compass

See if you can find north by making your own compass.

Create a Coral Reef

Create a Coral Reef

Make a 3D diorama! All you need are pasta, Play-Doh, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, and hair curlers.

Create Your Own Time Capsule

Create Your Own Time Capsule

What would the objects say about you and the time you live in?

Dive Into Worlds Within the Sea

Dive Into Worlds Within the Sea

Find out what lives in the deep sea, coral reef, and continental shelf?

Diversity of Life on Earth

Diversity of Life on Earth

How well do you know the major groups of life on Earth? Take this challenge to find out.

DNA Detective

DNA Detective

Join scientist George Amato on his quest to stop criminals smuggling illegal goods.

DNA in a Blender

DNA in a Blender

Here's a very cool experiment that just might bring a tear to your eye. Use a blender to separate the DNA from an onion. 

Make a DNA Model

Make a DNA Model

Find out what makes you different from a snail, a tree, or even your best friend!

Don't Be Lost in Space

Don't Be Lost in Space

Your address in space is a whole lot longer than your mailing address here on Earth.

Draw a Monarch

Draw a Monarch

Learn how to create a scientific illustration of a monarch butterfly in a few easy steps!

Drawing Dinos

Drawing Dinos

Learn how to look at a bunch of bones and draw what a dinosaur looked like. 

Welcome to the Dzanga-Sangha

Welcome to the Dzanga-Sangha

Play this game to explore the animals and plants in an African rain forest.

Edible Earth

Edible Earth

Make a model of Earth's layers that's good enough to eat!

Einstein in Time

Einstein in Time

Take a quick look at where Einstein's curiosity took him—and the world.

Endangered Species Game

Endangered Species Game

Play this game to find out how a law protects animals and plants.

Face to Fossil

Face to Fossil

Join the inquisitive Deena Soris as she interviews the fossil of a Protoceratops. 

Feed the Birds

Feed the Birds

Make your own bird feeder and record your observations in a bird journal.

Fighting Dinos

Fighting Dinos

About 80 million years ago two dinosaurs were locked in deadly combat when they were suddenly buried alive. See one of the greatest fossil specimens ever found.

Finding Fossils

Finding Fossils

Anyone can find fossils. This handy guide tells you where to look and what to do.

Global Grocery

Global Grocery

How far have your groceries traveled? Find out!

Going Gobi

Going Gobi

Take a peek inside two paleontologists' scrapbook.

Going Going Gone

Going Going Gone

Why are many animal and plant species dying out forever?

Meet the Universe's Main Attraction... Gravity

Meet the Universe's Main Attraction... Gravity

Find out why a ball thrown in the air will return to the ground. 

Grow Rock Candy

Grow Rock Candy

Create your own crystals with sugar. Then enjoy your tasty treat!

How Did the Universe Begin?

How Did the Universe Begin?

Find out how the Big Bang Theory came to be.

How to Help Biodiversity

How to Help Biodiversity

Find out how biodiversity depends on you.

If Rocks Could Talk

If Rocks Could Talk

Meet six rocks that travelled to the Museum from places like Mexico, Scotland, and even outer space.

If Trash Could Talk

If Trash Could Talk

Take a look inside your trash can. What clues can you find?

Imagine It's the Year 2020

Imagine It's the Year 2020

Step into the future for a look at what cloning might do for you.

Inca Investigation

Inca Investigation

Examine maps and ancient artifacts. And collect all six Inca chronicles!

It Takes All Kinds to Make a World

It Takes All Kinds to Make a World

The ocean's one diverse place. Take the surfboard challenge, and ride the waves of biodiversity!

Jade

Jade

Take a peek into a mineralogist's scrapbook to see why he thinks jade is so special.

Journey to Deep Sea Vents

Journey to Deep Sea Vents

All aboard! Hop on a submersible and explore an amazing diversity of life at the ocean floor.

Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

Can you make it down to the ocean floor? Along the way, discover what makes water special.

Keeping a Field Journal

Keeping a Field Journal

Start a field journal, and track how your favorite critter looks and behaves.

Layers of Time

Layers of Time

How do your fossil-sorting skills stack up? Put them to the test with this kid-friendly online puzzle.

Life in the City

Life in the City

Take a virtual stroll through a city park for a close-up look at some hidden inhabitants.

Light Quest

Light Quest

How enlightened are you about the subject of light? Play this trivia game to find out!

Living on Ice

Living on Ice

Solve these interactive story puzzles to find out how people and other animals live in the Arctic.

Make Your Own Mythic Mask or Puppet

Make Your Own Mythic Mask or Puppet

Put on these handmade masks or puppets and tell your own mythic tale.

Make Your Own Archaeology Stationery

Make Your Own Archaeology Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these ancient letterheads.

Make Your Own Astronomy Stationery

Make Your Own Astronomy Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these astronomical letterheads.

Make Your Own Biodiversity Stationery

Make Your Own Biodiversity Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these colorful letterheads.

Make Your Own Earth Stationery

Make Your Own Earth Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these earthy letterheads.

Make Your Own Einstein Stationery

Make Your Own Einstein Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these colorful letterheads.

Make Your Own Genetics Stationery

Make Your Own Genetics Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these colorful letterheads.

Make Your Own Marine Biology Stationery

Make Your Own Marine Biology Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these watery letterheads.

Be an Ocean Helper

Be an Ocean Helper

Find out what you can do to protect the oceans and ocean life.

A Closer Look at Mars

A Closer Look at Mars

Find out what we know about Mars in this online tour of Earth's closest neighbor.

A Nature and Nurture Walk in Mendel Park

A Nature and Nurture Walk in Mendel Park

Solve genetic riddles as you wind your way through the star-studded park.

All About Cloning

All About Cloning

Investigate the how and why of cloning. 

An Interview with Mars

An Interview with Mars

Help reporter Stella Stardust interview the planet Mars

Arctic Story Puzzles

Arctic Story Puzzles

Solve these story puzzles to find out more about how life in the Arctic is affected by climate change. 

Around the World with DNA

Around the World with DNA

Travel around the world with museum scientists: from Madagascar to Indonesia.

Are YOU cut out for Mars?

Are YOU cut out for Mars?

Do you have what it takes to go on a space mission to Mars?

In Pictures: Beyond Earth

In Pictures: Beyond Earth

What faraway places might humans travel to someday, and how will we get there?

Make Your Own Creatures of Light

Make Your Own Creatures of Light

Create land and sea animals that "glow" in the dark!

Atomic Mobile

Atomic Mobile

Make a carbon mobile with scissors, wire, pipe cleaners, and clay.

Be a Water Saver

Be a Water Saver

Simple things that you can do to help protect fresh water and the living things that depend on it.

North American Mammals Coloring Book

North American Mammals Coloring Book

Bring six North American mammals to life with this coloring book.

Super Teeth

Super Teeth

Explore mammal teeth with this matching game and coloring book.

Wonderful World of Wasps

Wonderful World of Wasps

Wasps can live in hives of thousands, but did you know that most wasps are solitary? Get the facts. 

Hurricanes: Storms from the sea

Hurricanes: Storms from the sea

How do simple storms turn into swirling hurricanes?

Tornadoes: Spinning Thunderstorms

Tornadoes: Spinning Thunderstorms

With its swirling column of wind, a tornado is one of nature’s most destructive storms.

Bacteria in the Cafeteria Game

Bacteria in the Cafeteria Game

Play this game to find out more about the microbes that help and hurt us.

Talking to Fireflies

Talking to Fireflies

Have you ever wondered why and how fireflies flash?

Poison For Good, Poison For Evil

Poison For Good, Poison For Evil

Watch two stories from ancient Greece that are animated as if they are vase paintings come to life.

Volcanoes: Magma Rising

Volcanoes: Magma Rising

Find out what causes volcanoes to erupt and how scientists study them.

Earthquakes: Tremors from Below

Earthquakes: Tremors from Below

Earthquakes are happening all the time. Find out what makes the earth shake.

Meet the OLogist: Susan Perkins

Meet the OLogist: Susan Perkins

Why does this scientist love studying tiny living things called microbes?