Fossils

This Curiosity Class has gone virtual! Our understanding of dinosaurs and prehistoric life is constantly changing with new discoveries. This program will introduce students to fossils and the field of paleontology using natural specimens and replicas to tell the story of Earth’s history. This virtual program is designed to connect your group with a Museum… Read More >

Butterflies and Moths

Explore the life cycle of insects through a close examination of butterflies and moths. Students will practice their observation skills to learn more about the adaptations of these scale-winged creatures. This virtual program is designed to connect your group with a Museum educator online for an interactive program. Whether your students are learning from home… Read More >

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, students analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups and how they are affected by environmental change. Students then develop hypotheses to account for observed patterns and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations. This virtual program is designed to connect… Read More >

Fossils: Windows into the Past

Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. Students examine fossils to learn how they form and how fossils tell us about the past. Students also explore how we know the age of fossils and how a geologic map can help with fossil dating and identification. This virtual… Read More >

Dinosaurs Roar!

This Discovery Room class has gone virtual! Head back to the Cretaceous and embark on a discovery of Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops and the world around them. Examine fossils and meet a live animal whose ancestors lived in prehistoric times. This virtual program is designed to connect your group with a Museum educator online for an… Read More >

Animal Adaptations

  • Program Type:
  • Grade Levels: 4th Grade
  • Times Available: Tuesday-Friday, 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
  • Dates Available: October 2020 - May 2021

This Curiosity Class has gone virtual! What are adaptations? Why do animals have them? These questions (and more!) will be answered as we explore different animals and some of their remarkable adaptations. This virtual program is designed to connect your group with a Museum educator online for an interactive program. Whether your students are learning… Read More >

Bones & Muscles of the Body

This Curiosity Class has gone virtual! How do the bones and muscles in a human body compare to those in other animals? In this class, students will learn about the skeletal and muscular systems of the human body while exploring those systems in other animal groups. This virtual program is designed to connect your group… Read More >

Spy Science of the American Revolution

Enter the world of historical espionage and learn from an actual event, the Battle of New York, how Colonial spies used the principles of chemistry, geology, and biology, as well as the beginnings of cryptography, to ensure their messages got safely to the intended party. Learn also about the cultural views regarding spies, the evolution… Read More >

Frog Files

  • Program Type:
  • Grade Levels: 3rd Grade
  • Times Available: Tuesday-Friday, 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
  • Dates Available: October 2020 - May 2021

Why do frogs make a springtime chorus? How do they adapt in our changing environment? Students will answer these questions, meet freaky frogs, and become amphibian experts during this virtual program. This virtual program is designed to connect your group with a Museum educator online for an interactive program. Whether your students are learning from… Read More >

Animal Life Cycles

  • Program Type:
  • Grade Levels: 2nd Grade
  • Times Available: Tuesday-Friday, 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
  • Dates Available: October 2020 - May 2021

This Curiosity Class has gone virtual! How do living creatures grow and change? Students will explore the life cycles of several groups of animals which may include amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and mammals. Meet live animals and learn about their stages of development. This virtual program is designed to connect your group with a Museum… Read More >