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Curiosity Lab

Featuring Nature Exchange

Ended April 4, 2022

Explore the wonders of the natural world through cool interactive activities in this dynamic learning lab. You can bring your questions and nature discoveries to our staff naturalist, investigate specimens, and more. The Curiosity Lab is fun for all ages!

Nature Exchange

Nature Exchange has now moved to the Museum's Backyard & Nature Club House

Activity Stations

  • Fluorescent Magic: Inspect objects that glow in unexpected ways under UV light.
  • Minimus Gallery: Check out highlights of kids’ art from past years of the Artist’s Station in Curiosity Lab.
  • Adventure in the Woods: Can you make it around the woodland loop without touching the floor? It's a fun obstacle course for kids when it’s raining in the Museum Backyard.
  • Pelt Walls: Admire real animal pelts from animals such as foxes, deer, and bobcat.
  • Micro-eye: Enjoy a series of close-up views of our educational specimens.
  • Tree of Wonder: The Tree of Wonder has lost its leaves, but the service lives on! Submit your nature and science questions to Come back to the Curiosity Lab at a future visit and see if your answer is shown on the micro-eye monitor.

Activities are changed and rotated throughout the seasons, be sure to come back to see what is new!

Want to explore the outdoors more? Download our nature exploration guides: