Pre-K to Grade 2
Travel to Laguana Grande, Argentina, with the Museum's associate director of biodiversity for an up-close look at flamingos in South America.
From "What do you most enjoy about your work as a scientist?" to "What's your favorite kids book?", find out how conservation biologist Felicity Arengo answered kids' questions
From Greenland to South Africa to the bottom of ocean, Ed Mathez has journeyed to study rocks. Find out where his interest began and what he’s discovered on his travels.
For 140 million years giant dinosaurs called sauropods roamed Earth. Help students investigate the success of the largest land animals ever with this practical and printable exhibition guide for educators.
Taiwan may be a small island, but it's home to more kinds of butterflies than any almost other place in the world — about 400 species have been discovered by scientists. Find out why.
In recent years, scientists from around the world have turned to Vietnam in their search for new plant and animal species. Vietnam harbors an astonishing range of habitats, from rain forests and dry forests to mangroves and coral reefs. Scientific expeditions and surveys have discovered an amazing range of biodiversity. But even as this biodiversity is being revealed, it is coming under threat from development and human activity. Scientists now are racing to accomplish their studies in an effort to keep Vietnam's biological wealth from disappearing entirely.
When does mixing every color under the rainbow create pure white rather than a murky brown or black? When light, not paint, is the medium—and you're subtracting, not adding, color.
Are those sharp, pointy dinosaur teeth all the better to eat you with? Or are they designed for tough vegetation? Examine dinosaur teeth as a paleontologist would.
Living on land as we do, it's easy to forget this is a water planet. Yet life appeared about 3.5 billion years ago in the ocean, and instead of leaving, most things stayed there.
It's not what they ate or when they lived that distinguishes dinosaurs from other reptiles. It's the hole in their hip socket. Find out how this feature affected the way dinosaurs walk.
What kind of fossil is a tooth—body or trace? How about a nest of eggs? Or a skin impression? Examine the differences between body and trace fossils with these eight high-quality photographs.
Re-create the 130-million-year-old forest in what is now China to understand why this fossil site is of such vast scientific importance.
While refracting and reflecting telescopes use different means of collecting light, the same principle applies to both—the bigger the aperture, the more light collected.
No doubt you've received—or even sent—a digital image. But do you know how these pixel-based photographs work? You will after you decode one yourself.
What would an anthropologist make of your toothbrush, your school locker, or a Halloween jack-o-lantern? Examine the material culture and artifacts of your life.