Exploration Stations

 

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Meet the Experts

Ask your questions, hear stories about field research, and learn what it takes to be a paleontologist. 

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Museum Collections

Examine a variety of prehistoric aquatic specimens from the Museum’s collections. 

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Size and Scale

Experience the size and scale of prehistoric creatures with the Chewonki Foundation, and see how they compare to modern marine animals.

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Sharks

Sharks have lived in Earth’s oceans for 450 million years. Explore the adaptations of these unique creatures with the New York Aquarium and New York Seascape.

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How Fossils Form

Learn about the process of fossilization, and create your own fossil model of a prehistoric marine animal to take home.

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Dig Pit

Pick up the tools of a paleontologist, and dig through a model of an ancient seabed. 

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Touch Tank

Get up-close with several ocean species that existed during the time of dinosaurs, and can still be found today. Led by the Maritime Aquarium.

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Coral Reefs

• Meet the Experts: Noon and 2:30 pm
• Live Crocodiles: 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
• Prehistoric Puppet Performances: 2 pm and 4 pm

 

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