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How Lou Got the Flu

How Lou Got the Flu

How can the influenza virus travel around the world? Find out in this quizzy story!

Ask a Scientist about Microbes

Ask a Scientist about Microbes

Microbiologist Susan Perkins answers kids’ questions about microbes.

So What's Climate?

So What's Climate?

Do you know the difference between weather and climate?

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!

Pterosaurs: The Card Game

Pterosaurs: The Card Game

Challenge your friends to this Mesozoic Era card game.

Make Your Own Paper

Make Your Own Paper

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

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.

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.

Space Jell-O

Space Jell-O

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

Bio-Benefits

Bio-Benefits

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

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?

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.

An Interview with Mars

An Interview with Mars

Help reporter Stella Stardust interview the planet Mars

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?

Make Your Own Astronomy Stationery

Make Your Own Astronomy Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these astronomical letterheads.

Endangered Species Game

Endangered Species Game

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

Draw a Monarch

Draw a Monarch

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

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.

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.

Mint Your Own Coin

Mint Your Own Coin

Make a coin that tells something special about you.

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's the Big Idea About Anthropology?

What's the Big Idea About Anthropology?

What does it mean to be human?

Create Your Own Time Capsule

Create Your Own Time Capsule

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

Make Your Own Archaeology Stationery

Make Your Own Archaeology Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these ancient letterheads.

The Ancient City of Petra

The Ancient City of Petra

Explore an amazing city carved into the sandstone cliffs.

If Trash Could Talk

If Trash Could Talk

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

Inca Investigation

Inca Investigation

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

Piecing It All Together

Piecing It All Together

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

Meet the OLogist: Chuck Spencer

Meet the OLogist: Chuck Spencer

Discover the intriguing facts and artifacts that Chuck has unearthed.

Jade

Jade

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

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...

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.

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.

Cosmic Wallpapers

Cosmic Wallpapers

Decorate your desktop with these starry images!

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.

Build the Big Dipper

Build the Big Dipper

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

Cosmic Connections

Cosmic Connections

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

Global Grocery

Global Grocery

How far have your groceries traveled? Find out!

The Milky Way Galaxy

The Milky Way Galaxy

Tour this spinning pinwheel in space that we call home.

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!