September 29, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Come explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities. Animal Secrets is organized into four naturalistic environments — the stream, the meadow, the woodland, and the cave — for you to explore from an animal's point of view. This exhibition is specially designed for children ages three to eight, and has English and Spanish text panels.
The various elements of Animals Secrets are highly interactive, including the “Eagle’s Nest,” where children can explore and mimic eagle behavior, and “Make a Butterfly,” an activity that lets them make their own butterfly wing pattern using multicolored mosaic tiles. And be sure to visit “The Naturalist’s Tent," which features field equipment that you can use to examine real specimens of insects, fur, wood, shells, and even animal skulls.
Join us for our “RPM Goes Wild” Family Opening
on Saturday, September 29, at 11 a.m.
This will include a special early preview for Members only at 10 a.m., a Members-only preview of Dynamic Earth in The Neag Planetarium at 10:30 a.m., ongoing activities for children, and afternoon presentations in the Auditorium - on raptors (Hawk Mountain) and sustainable landscaping (Mark Priebe of Wolf Run Landscapes).
Animal Secrets was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Additional support provided by the Collins Foundation and Meyer Memorial Trust.
This exhibition, locally, is supported in part by Wells Fargo.
To watch a "Comcast Newsmakers" segment on this exhibition, and others under the "Reading Public Museum Goes Wild" theme, click here. (YouTube)