Midwest Museum of Natural History

Through dioramas and touchable specimens, groups can travel through the North American biomes, compare the adaptations of animals to their environments, and observe natural predator-prey relationships. Over 50 North American mammals, reptiles, and birds are on display, as well as pelts, fossils, and more for them to examine. Programs give students a chance to learn about human culture, animal adaptations, and natural history. They might handle animal artifacts and have a live demonstration, examine Native American tools and construct a Wigwam, or dig into geology. Scout overnights and badge programs focused on crafts, forestry, and animals are also available.
Contact Info
Address: 425 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178. DeKalb County. Tel: 815-895-9777. Web: www.mmnh.org. Email: information@mmnh.org. Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 10AM-5PM. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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