Homeschool Adventure Days
With 500 REAL animal skeletons from all around the world, our museum provides an experience unlike any other you will find in the United States. All Homeschool Adventure Days begin promptly at 9am and include museum admission, a 60-minute hands-on education program, and a scavenger hunt! Dates, themes, and grades are listed below and open to all homeschool families. CLICK HERE to view all educational programs from SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled!
April 12|Amazing Animal Adaptations (Grades K-5th)
All animals have adaptations. Some help them to eat, while others help them from being eaten. In this class we will look at various osteological and external adaptations that help animals survive.
April 12|Forensic Osteology: Human Skulls (Grades 6th-12th)
Forensic Osteology: Human Skulls is a crime lab-based program focusing on the forensic investigation of various types of trauma to the human skull. After a basic introduction to skull osteology and lab procedures, students will break-up into teams using a variety of tools from their forensic science kit to evaluate and document key evidence to support their results. They will then defend their findings to the class. Museum quality replicas of human skulls—from actual crime scenes—are used in this program.
May 3|Locomotion: How Animals Move (Grades K-5th)
Locomotion: How Animals Move familiarizes students with a key feature to animal survival; locomotion. Much can be learned from observing the bones associated with motion: diet, predator-prey relationships, etc. Participants will observe skeletal features that define a particular type of movement, and then name and imitate that movement.
May 3|Locomotion and Skeletal Adaptation (Grades 6th-12th)
Locomotion and Skeletal Adaptations familiarizes students with six modes of animal locomotion through hands-on observation of various skeletal specimens. Participants then work in teams to identify a particular type of movement of a skeletal specimen, and communicate their observations to the class.