Science Adventure Classes
Customize the way your students learn with an exciting Science Adventure Class.Invite trained museum educators and specimens into your classroom. Enjoy Carnegie’s collection, hands-on science activities, and energetic educators without having to pile onto a school bus! Choose from nine interactive class topics, and select how it is presented to your class to best fit your students’ needs.
Exotic reptiles from the museum’s living collection visit your site! Learn what they eat and how to observe them using real scientific tools. Get up-close to examine their amazing adaptations. Discover how they survive in the wild.
Explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with replica fossil specimens, and activities. Use your observations to determine which dinosaurs are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores.
Rock and Mineral Hounds
Rock specimens help you read the story of Earth’s past. Investigate the properties of rocks and minerals using scientific tools.
American Indian Adventures
Go on an adventure across North America, and discover diverse Native American cultures. Explore their daily lives and beliefs by learning about tools, housing structures, and other anthropological objects.
Adventures in Archaeology
Dig into the past using archaeological techniques. Find clues in real and replica artifacts, and interpret how ancient humans would have used them.
Creepy Crawlies and Things with Wings
Look closely at the wonderful world of insects. Learn about their unique features and behaviors to understand why they belong to the most diverse and largest animal group on Earth.
Fur, Feathers, and Scales
Compare and contrast patterns on fur, feathers, and scales in real specimens from the museums own live animals as well as our educational loan collection. Learn how to tie these observations to animal survival strategies.
Exploring Ancient Egypt
Unearth the wonders of ancient Egypt by linking its art, architecture, writing, artifacts, and mummies with the unique desert landscape along the Nile.
Class Presentation Style
Travel through four interactive stations for a scientific experience: activity station, imagination station, data collection station, and analysis station.
Learn it! Do it!
Experience a dynamic 15-minute presentation on your selected topic, and follow it up with a hands-on science activity.
A Tour for You!
Seniors, libraries, high schools, etc.
Touch museum objects at your site. Expert museum educators will lead your group through a 45-minute “tour” of touchable artifacts and fossils.