Adapt to survive
Discovering Life Hall
Brain Juice Focus
No Hiking Shoes Needed!
Get ready for an indoor nature walk in our Discovering Life Hall — where everything from single-cell organisms to complete ecosystems will open your mind to the power and potential of living things. You’ll discover fossils, taxidermy specimens, 3D animations and interactive games that demonstrate how factors like genetics and environment are shaping the next generation of plants, animals and even bacteria!
Origins and Adaptations
The Power of Environmental Factors
The World Beneath Your Feet
Discovering Life Hall Scavenger Hunt
- Find the rattlesnake and look closely – one of its fangs is made of clear epoxy!
- Find the melanistic Leopard (burgundy-colored) from India.
- Take the stairs down from Level 3 to get the best view of the Black-Maned Lion from Tanzania.
What to Do Next
Take what you’ve learned about cells and get up close and personal with them inside the Bio Lab of the Being Human Hall. Become a scientist when you perform a DNA extraction, examine your very own cheek cells or test which household chemicals kill microbes.