Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’re so excited that you’re spending Black Friday celebrating nature and discovering amazing animals 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. Check out 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.
Weren’t able to join us for this live animal encounter? Don’t worry, you can still explore these amazing animals, and color in special coloring sheets, in our Adventure Guide.
Make a Scratchboard
Let’s make our own scratchboard! Click here to watch Tara walk us through this fun craft using materials you can find at home! Then, create your own. Whether you’re inspired by a plan, and animal, or something else entirely, we want to see your work of art! Share it with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Create a Fall Nature Wreath
Dawn is back to show us how to bring a little of the outdoors indoors. Click here to watch her create a beautiful wreath by using materials you can find in nature! Don’t forget to share your final pieces with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Without a Trace
This year has presented lots of challenges that have caused us to change how we connect with our family and friends, how we balance everyday life, and even how we experience nature.
Our most recent art show, Without a Trace, presents a selection of works by Zbigniew Bzdak, a photojournalist with the Chicago Tribune. The exhibition aims to provide a space for healing and reflection for everyone who has been impacted by the consequences of a worldwide health crisis. We sat down with Zbigniew to discuss the incredible imagery of this exhibit and explore the larger themes and feelings that it evokes. Click here to watch the interview and click here to download our reflection journal to reflect on the interview, the exhibit, and life in 2020.