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Welcome to OLogy!
The science website
for kids from
the American Museum
of Natural History.

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Laurel Kendall

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The Museum from Home

The Museum might be closed, but you can still explore some of the exhibits with these games and stories!

OLogy Card of the Day:

phytoplankton

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Did You Know?

  • Half a million neurons form every minute during the first five months in the womb.

  • Many sauropods grew new teeth as often as once a month, as old ones wore out.

  • Some meteorites are as old as the solar system.

  • Some meteorites are small pieces of the moon.

  • Koalas are not bears. They're marsupials and are more closely related to kangaroos.

  • Antarctica is a continent surrounded by ocean. The Arctic is the opposite, an expanse of ocean surrounded by continents.

  • Identical twins have the exact same genes, but their fingerprints are unique.

  • If melted, the ice sheets covering Antarctica would raise global sea level by almost 70 meters (230 feet).

  • Fireflies aren't flies at all. They're beetles!

  • Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly.

  • "Shooting stars" are actually meteors.

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