You can ask for Discovery Guides at the Visitor Services Desk (4th floor) when you arrive at the museum, or download PDFs before your visit. For groups, we also offer Discovery Guides - Chaperone Information for group leaders.
Our Scavenger Hunts are a great way to explore a variety of exhibits throughout the museum. They include questions to help explore, and support observation and recording skills. You can download Scavenger Hunts below, or ask for them at our Visitor Services desk on the main (4th) floor. Answer keys are also available at the Visitor Services desk.
Scavenger Hunts available:
Explore the museum using this scavenger hunt, which takes students to all four floors of the museum. Closely examine exhibits to answer questions about glowing minerals, monkeys in the rainforest and insects in Bugtown.
Level: K-5th grade; Families
The natural history of the human body reflects billions of years of evolutionary history. Come explore some of the characteristics that we share with other organisms as a result of our common ancestry.
Level: High school and up; Families
The odd, the strange and the unusual were prized objects for many early collectors. Use this guide to explore some of the “oddities” on display at the museum.
Level: 5th grade and up; Families