Naturalist Lab

MNHC’s Naturalist Lab is a hands-on room with activities for all ages. Look at butterflies, rocks, skulls, and tracks. Use a microscope. Sketch or journal your observations. And so much more!

What can I do in the Naturalist Lab?

  • Make a leaf rubbing.
  • Compare fur from different specimens.
  • Learn about bird adaptations, and examine nests, feathers, and eggs.
  • Become a skull detective and discover exciting facts about different kinds of animal skulls.
  • Delve into geology and identify igneous rocks.
  • Examine beetles, butterflies, and other insects!
  • Sketch a wolf skull, or a mourning cloak butterfly, or a Hooded Merganser.