Earth Science

A Trip Back In Time         

Discover the fascinating world of fossils. Find out how scientists use them to learn about prehistoric plants and animals. Make simple fossil imprints and examine various fossil remains from the

Museum’s collection. Grades K - 3

Rocks and Minerals

Learn to distinguish a variety of minerals found all over the globe. Examine rock samples and learn the different minerals found in each. Experiment with different specimens to discover if all rocks are as hard as a rock. Grades 3 - 6

STARLAB: Constellations Tonight    
In our portable planetarium, discover the night sky and mythology of the ancient Greek and Native American people. In addition, learn how to use star-maps to find constellations and planets on your own. Grades K - 3


Discovering Dinosaurs       

How tall was Tyrannosaurus rex? What and how did dinosaurs eat? Where did they live? Explore the wonderful world of dinosaurs by examining actual fossil remains and even make your own imprint. Grades N - 2

STARLAB: Stars, Galaxies and Nebulae     

Gaze up at the night sky inside our portable planetarium and discover that stars have different brightness and color. Explore some special features of the sky including galaxies, nebulae, and black holes. Grades 4 - 6

VolcanoesStudy the different types of volcanoes: shield, composite, and cinder cones. Learn how they are formed and when magma becomes lava. Finish class off with a bang as you cause eruptions that hit the ceiling! Grades 3 - 6