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  • A Bird's World

    Use the interactive computer kiosks and your skills in observation to compare and contrast the features of local birds. This exhibit includes a specimen of every bird found in New England!

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 12
    • Green Wing, Lower Level

    Starting Points

    • What are some common characteristics that all birds share? What are some differences you notice?
    • What kinds of different habitats are featured in this exhibit? Can you tell which birds live near the water? In the forest?
  • Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk

    What happens in the body when we leap from an airplane (or ask someone on a date)? Explore the science of risk-tasking with globetrotting skydivers and BASE jumpers.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 – 12
    • Mugar Omni Theater, Red Wing, Level 1
    • Separate timed ticket required

    Starting Points

    • How does adrenaline affect our bodies?
    • What kinds of activities increase our adrenaline?
  • Amazing Journeys

    Follow the life-and-death dramas of five of the most incredible animal migrations — monarch butterflies, migratory birds, gray whales, red crabs, and zebras.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 – 12
    • Mugar Omni Theater, Red Wing, Level 1
    • Separate timed ticket required

    Starting Points

    • Why do different animals migrate?
    • How do they find their way from one part of the world to another?
  • Art and Science Gallery

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    The Museum's Art and Science Gallery features a rotating selection of artists' works that blend the creative with the scientific in a more traditional art museum setting.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 – 12
    • Art & Science Gallery, Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • In what ways is this exhibit considered art? In what ways is it considered science?
    • What is your favorite piece is this exhibit? Why?
  • Audiokinetic Sculpture

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    Explore forces and motion while marveling at an amazing feat of art and science. Watch as multicolored balls shake, spin, balance, and fall to create a captivating array of sounds and movements.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 12
    • Lower Lobby

    Starting Points

    • Follow a ball from start to finish. Which way did it go? What kinds sounds did it trigger a long the way?
  • Balance and Motion

    Marvel as a fearless presenter demonstrates key concepts, such as tipping atop a giant contraption to investigate balance and how forces cause changes in motion.

    • Recommended for Grades 2 – 4
    • Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level 2
    • Reservations required in advance

    Starting Points

    • Why doesn't the presenter fall off the tip and spin?
  • Beyond the X-Ray

    This exhibit offers lessons on some of the many non-invasive ways doctors look into the human body. Find out imaging systems work, what they are used for, and where the technology is going.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 12
    • Blue Wing, Lower Level

    Starting Points

    • What do doctors and scientists use X-rays for?
    • What are the advantages of this technology? What are the disadvantages?
  • Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky

    Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 1
    • Charles Hayden Planetarium, Red Wing, Level 1
    • Separate timed ticket required

    Starting Points

    • What kinds of things did Big Bird and Elmo see in the sky?
    • What was it like when Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu visited the moon?
  • Butterfly Garden

    Walk among live butterflies and observe the wide variety of their size, pattern, and color adaptations. Go to the Emergence Box to see live butterfly chrysalides and learn about insect life cycles.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 8
    • Blue Wing, Level 2
    • Separate timed ticket required

    Starting Points

    • What are butterflies like? Can you think of words to describe them?
    • How do butterflies behave? Can you find a butterfly drinking, flying, or standing still?
  • Butterfly Garden Experience

    Focusing on butterfly life cycles, characteristics, and classification, this program gives students a close-up experience with these amazing flying insects. Students participate in guided observations led by Museum educators.

    • Recommended for Grades K – 3
    • Butterfly Garden, Blue Wing, Level 2
    • Reservations required in advance

    Starting Points

    • What are some of the characteristics of insects?
    • What are the stages of a butterfly life cycle?

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