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Wide World of Insects

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

How do entomologists study insects that live in different habitats? Experience a real-world science expedition when you head outside to collect insects and other invertebrates using the tools and methods of entomologists. Read on... »

Turtles in New England

Pre-K - 2

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

How do turtles survive the cold New England winter? Meet a live turtle and gather information about a turtle’s habitat and life cycle through interactive learning stations and optional themed storybook reading. Read on... »

Touchable Tales

Pre-K - 2

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Ecotarium

How do animals find their homes, food, and friends? Learn about animals through a themed storybook reading, touchable bones and pelts, and visit with a live animal. Read on... »

Threatened Species

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Ecotarium

Companion Program to CITY SCIENCE: The Science You Live Exhibit What happens to the animals that live in an ecosystem when humans move in? Take on a real-world conservation issue as you work with classmates to develop a parcel of land. Meet a local animal most often affected… Read on... »

The Art of Science Observation

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What’s the difference between an observation and an inference? How can drawings, models, or graphs help us learn more about natural history? Compare ideas and practice arguing from evidence in this engaging, in-depth look at fascinating elements from our collection that… Read on... »

Sun Angle and the Seasons

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Ecotarium

How do the relative positions of the sun and earth change over the course of the day and the course of the year? Measure these changes through hands’ on activities and demonstrations and discover the reason for the seasons! Read on... »

Stars and Constellations

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What makes a star, a star? Find out how stars are born, learn about the role of gravity in the life cycles of stars, and discover what a star's color tells you about its temperature and age. Investigate how constellations tell stories, as well as point the way to many… Read on... »

Rocket Launch!

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

Does a rocket’s shape affect its flight? Use engineering, math and physics to design and build rocket prototypes. Test your design outside or in a gymnasium using an air powered rocket launcher that blasts your paper rockets up to 40’ in the air! Read on... »

Pond Ecosystems

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What life forms live in our pond? Is this ecosystem healthy? Answer these questions and more after visiting our pond habitat and using authentic scientific tools to collect and observe microscopic organisms . Read on... »

Our Solar System: Grand Tour of the Planets

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

Become a passenger on this live tour of our Solar System. Stunning graphics and flybys of all eight planets precede student generated questions. Topics covered include what makes a planet a “real” planet or a dwarf planet, planetary moons, and where you can find the… Read on... »