Immersive Experiences

African Elephant

Discovery Room

  • Location: 1st Floor, back of Ocean Hall
  • Engage in activities using real Museum objects and interactive, hands-on experiences.


  • Location: view map
  • Watch museum paleontologists and trained volunteers extract fossils from rock and construct fossil casts and molds.

Butterfly Pavilion

  • Location: view map
  • Walk through a living butterfly house while learning about evolutionary processes and patterns.
Ocean Hall

Insect Zoo

  • Location:view map
  • Watch volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects, and answer questions.
Human Origins

The Evolution Trail

  • Location:Throughout Museum
  • Follow Iggy the Iguana on the Evolution Trail throughout the Museum.