Happy Halloween, everyone! We’re so excited that you’re spending the evening learning all about snakes with us. Get started by checking out our welcome message above or by clicking here. Then, click the button below to access your printable Adventure Guide. In it, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy today’s virtual activities and inspire even more nature discoveries for you and your young scientist. Explore the list of activities below to get started!
We want to thank Rose Pest Solutions for supporting this event and the educational work of the Nature Museum.
Sensational Snake Senses
What senses do snakes have? Click here to explore them with Marjorie! Follow along in your Adventure Guide to make notes of how snakes senses and human senses are similar or different!
Make a Snake
Let’s make our own snake! Click here to watch Dawn walk us through this fun craft using materials you can find at home! Once you’re done, be sure to try our the snake movements in your Adventure Guide. Then, share your ssstunning snakes with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Trick-Or-Treat with the Snakes
We’re trick-or-treating from snake to snake to learn more about their species and some amazing snake facts. Click here to start and be sure to follow along and check off the snakes you meet in your Adventure Guide.
Smelling with the Snakes
Although snakes have nostrils, they actually use their tongues to smell! Click here to learn how snakes explore their environments, find food, and more using their sense of smell.
What do snakes eat? How do they eat? Click here to watch a feeding featuring a few of our snake friends.
Snakes are carnivores and this video features snakes eating worms and rodents, like rats. Talk about what you’re both seeing and learning from this video. Why is it important for snakes and other animals to eat? What do other animals eat? What is the same? What is different? There are many ways your young scientist might respond to this video from completely fascinated to a bit sad…or both! You can reassure them that their feelings are valid and okay.
Our scientists do so much work with snakes, including some species that are now very hard to find throughout Illinois. Click here to watch Dr. Allison talk all about this important work!
We’re ending this Halloween celebration with a dance party! Click here to bust a move with the Nature Museum critters!