Shortcut Navigation:

Grades 3-5

What-Do-You-Know-about-Paleontology

Interactive

What Do You Know about Paleontology?

How much do you know about the Age of Dinosaurs? Brush the dust and other sediment off your brain, and test your paleontology knowledge with this interactive quiz.

horse-quiz_thumb

Activity

What Do You Know About Horses?

How much do you really know about horses? Test your equine knowledge with this interactive quiz. Don't worry, there's no grading—just a helpful look at the answers when you're done!

Going-Going-Gone-Thumbnail

Article

Going Going Gone

Today, species are becoming extinct—disappearing from our planet—at a faster rate than ever before. What's behind this increase, and what can be done to slow or stop it? 

Around-the-World-with-DNA-Thumbnail

Article

Around the World with DNA

Travel around the world with museum scientists. First stop Madagascar, where you'll meet a species of whales with fingerprint-like tails and primates that use their teeth to groom each other.

All-About-Cloning-Thumbnail

Article

All About Cloning

After singing a song about a cloned sheep to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," kids investigate the how and why of cloning. This Web page helps kids understand cloning and explains some of the ethical issues involved.

The-Quest-for-the-Perfect-Tomato

Article

The Quest for the Perfect Tomato

The next time you eat a tomato, ask yourself: What would it taste like if there were a bit of flounder in it? Learn how scientists are using genetics to change the food you eat.

Imagine-It-s-the-Year-2020-Thumbnail

Article

Imagine It's the Year 2020

Would you clone your dog if you could? Do you have the right to know that you're eating cloned chicken? Step into the future for a look at the questions you may one day have to answer.

Meet-the-Genetics-OLogists-Thumbnail

Article

Meet the Genetics OLogists

If you're interested in genetics, then meet your match in these OLogists. Find out where Emily, Logan, Seth, and Rob have followed their born curiosity.

Are-YOU-cut-out-for-Antarctica

Activity

Are YOU cut out for Antarctica?

Because the Antarctic station is like no other workplace on Earth, researchers have to take a psychological test to make sure they are up to the challenge. Find out if you could work there — or if you'd be better off in the tropics!

Drawing-Dinos

Activity

Drawing Dinos

Ever wonder how scientists can look at a bunch of bones and draw what a dinosaur looked like? Learn their five-step trick. Then, bring a Stegosaurus skeleton to life. 

SELECT PAGE

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Maps and Directions

Enlighten Your Inbox

Stay informed about Museum news and research, events, and more!