These programs last 30 minutes and include activities using artifacts or scientific specimens. Some programs also include investigations, demonstrations or data collection and analysis. Programs are limited to a maximum of 25 students per class. Discovery Room sessions and educational programs are available beginning the day after Labor Day through the third week of May. Program Fee: $35 per class + museum admission
Meet the Dinosaurs
What kinds of dinosaurs roamed Oklahoma? Were they meat eaters or plant eaters? Did they have sharp teeth, large claws or other interesting adaptations? Are they really all extinct? Students will discover the answer to these and other questions as they examine fossils and participate in Cretaceous role-playing. Download Educational Program Guide PASS: Grade 1 Science Process 1.2, 3.1 | Life Science 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Grade 2 Science Process 1.2, 3.1, 4.1 | Life Science 2.2 OAS: 3-LS4-1 | Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
What sort of special adaptations do prairie animals need for living in their wide-open environment? Let your students meet the prairie dogs, bobwhite quail and other natives of the Oklahoma grasslands and find out the surprising ways they meet the challenges of prairie living. Bet you can’t guess what a horned lizard eats! Download Educational Program Guide PASS: Grade 1 PASS. Grade 1 Science Process 1.2, 3.1, 4.2, 4.3 | Life Science 2.1, 2.2 Grade 2 Science Process 1.2, 3.1, 4.2, 4.3 | Life Science 2.1, 2.2 OAS: 3-LS3-2 | Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
Raw to Refined
How do people modify natural resources to create tools, household items and other basic goods? Students will examine and classify common objects based on their raw materials to discover how humans interact with the natural world. Download Educational Program Guide PASS: Grade 1 Science Process 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 | Physical Science 1.1, 1.2 Grade 2 Science Process 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 | Physical Science 1.1. | Earth/Space Science 3.1 OAS: 1-ESS3-1 | Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
Discovery Room Programs
Discovery Room programs involve hands-on activities, live animals and scientific specimens. Programs are 25 minutes and are limited to a maximum of 25 students per class. Fee is $35 per session.
Rocks and Beyond!
Geologists study more than just rocks. Mineral resources are an important part of the world we live in. Discover the difference between a rock and a mineral and learn how you use rocks as resources every day! Download Educational Program Guide PASS: Science Process 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2 | 1st Grade Physical Science 1.1, 1.2 | 2nd Grade Physical Science 1.1; Earth and Space Science 3.1 | OAS 2-PS1-1 | Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
Discovery Room Session
Discovery Room Sessions allow students to participate in free-choice learning opportunities and free play activities that enhance their understanding of natural and cultural history. Each session begins with a short introduction to the room by a Discovery Room staff member. Students are then encouraged to explore the room independently. These 25 minute sessions are most appropriate for PreK through grade 5 and are limited to a maximum of 25 students per session. Fee is $30 per session + museum admission.